Theophylline is also a long term medication that can be used to help control

Theophylline is also a long term medication that can

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Leukotriene modifiers such as Singulair, Zyflo, Breo Elipta, and Accolate. Theophylline is also a long-term medication that can be used to help control this disease process. Inhaled corticosteroids can produce hoarseness, oral candidiasis or thrush, osteoporosis, and the ability to bruise easily according to Arcangelo and Peterson (2017). When prescribing to children one must take into account that it can suppress the growth. Quick Relief Treatment 2
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Asthma and Stepwise Management Quick-relief, or rescue, medications are used as needed for rapid, short-term symptom relief during an asthma attack or before exercise if your doctor recommends it (Mayo Clinic, 2018). According to Arcangelo and Peterson (2017) regardless of the severity of asthma, all patients need to be prescribed a short-acting beta 2 -adrenergic agonist (SABA) bronchodilator for quick relief of acute symptoms. Some of these medications are Albuterol, Xopenex, Terbutaline, Bitolterol, Pirbuterol, Metaproterenol (Drugs.com, 2018). The symptoms of an acute attack include, but are not limited to, coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath. These bronchodilators are used to relax the airway muscles thereby removing the symptoms of an acute attack and allowing easier breathing for the patient. Other medications that can be used are Atrovent and oral and intravenous corticosteroids. Arcangelo and Peterson (2017) state that the use of these medications can cause tremors, headaches, restlessness, anxiety, and fast and unever heartbeats in adults and children. Stepwise Approach to Treatment and Management of Asthma Once the diagnosis of asthma is made and the severity of the disease is assessed, the healthcare professional will need to ascertain the proper level of the stepwise treatment regimen. The Expert Panel Report 3 of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP EPR-3) recommends a stepwise approach to the treatment of asthma. According to NAEPP EPR-
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