Long-acting bronchodilator medications help to produce relaxation of the airway muscles for about 12 hours. A bronchodilator is a medicine that relaxes the airway muscles to allow easier breathing. It is classified as a long-term control medication.
How to Take:
Possible Side Effects:
- Headache, shakiness, nervousness, and fast heart rate.
- Usually given in the morning and in the evening. (approximately 12 hours apart)
- May be used for wheezing, as prescribed by your physican.
- Your physician has carefully chosen this medication for your asthma therapy.
- The package insert notes an increased risk of death from asthma when this medication is taken alone for asthma therapy.
- While on this medication, asthma episodes may be more severe when they occur.