Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are two common respiratory conditions that can cause difficulty breathing and other symptoms. Reliever inhaler, also known as rescue inhalers, are a popular and effective treatment option for these conditions. Ashcroft Pharmacy is proud to offer a wide selection of reliever inhalers to help our customers manage their symptoms.
What are reliever inhalers?
Reliever inhalers are medications that are used to quickly and effectively relieve symptoms of asthma and COPD, such as shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. These medications work by relaxing the muscles in the airways, allowing more air to flow through. Reliever inhalers are typically used as needed when symptoms arise.
Types of reliever inhalers available at Ashcroft Pharmacy
Ashcroft Pharmacy offers a variety of different reliever inhalers, including:
- Short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs), such as albuterol, are the most commonly used reliever inhalers.
- Anticholinergics, such as ipratropium, can be used in combination with SABAs for added relief.
- Corticosteroids, such as fluticasone, can be used in combination with SABAs or anticholinergics for added relief.
How to use reliever inhalers
It is important to use reliever inhalers as directed by your healthcare provider. Typically, this will involve shaking the inhaler, taking a deep breath, placing the mouthpiece of the inhaler in your mouth, and pressing down on the canister to release the medication while inhaling deeply. After using the inhaler, it is important to hold your breath for a few seconds to allow the medication to reach deep into the lungs.
Reliever inhalers are an effective and safe treatment option for managing symptoms of asthma and COPD. Ashcroft Pharmacy is proud to offer a wide selection of reliever inhalers, including short-acting beta-agonists, anticholinergics, and corticosteroids. If you have asthma or COPD and are in need of a reliever inhaler, please come visit us and our trained staff will be happy to assist you with your medication needs.