Asthma: Reliever medicinesAAsthma: Reliever medicinesAsthma: Reliever medicinesEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC;Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAE;Jennifer Leaist, RN, BScN;Rishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MN;Gurjit Sangha, RN, MN;James Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh8.0000000000000064.0000000000000218.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-ZReliever medicines for asthma are used during an asthma attack and before exercise. Learn about their effects including how they dilate the airways.<p>Reliever medicines are also called short-acting bronchodilators. "Broncho-" refers to the airways. "Dilators" means these drugs expand the airways. Short-acting bronchodilators provide quick relief during an asthma episode. They work quickly, within just a few minutes, to open up the lungs by relaxing the muscles around the airways. You will sometimes hear them called rescue medicines. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Reliever medicines provide quick relief during asthma episodes. They are sometimes called rescue medicines. </li> <li> Your child must have their reliever medicine with them at all times. </li></ul>
Médicaments de soulagement de l’asthmeMMédicaments de soulagement de l’asthmeReliever Medicines for AsthmaFrenchRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPCBonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAEJennifer Leaist, RN, BScNRishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MNGurjit Sangha, RN, MNJames Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh8.0000000000000064.0000000000000218.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Les médicaments de soulagement contre l’asthme sont employés au cours d’une crise d’asthme et avant de pratiquer une activité physique. Découvrez leurs effets, y compris de quelle façon ils dilatent les voies respiratoires. </p><p>Les médicaments de soulagement sont aussi appelés bronchodilatateurs à courte durée d’action. Le terme « broncho » fait référence aux voies respiratoires. Le terme « dilatateur » signifie un médicament qui dilate les voies respiratoires. Les bronchodilatateurs à courte durée d’action offrent un soulagement rapide au cours des épisodes d’asthme. Ils agissent rapidement, en quelques minutes, afin de dilater les poumons en relaxant les muscles entourant les voies respiratoires. Ils sont parfois appelés médicaments de secours. </p><h2>À retenir </h2> <ul><li>Les médicaments de soulagement offrent un soulagement rapide au cours des épisodes. Ils sont parfois appelés médicaments de secours. </li> <li>Votre enfant doit avoir son médicament de soulagement avec lui en tout temps. </li></ul>

 

 

Asthma: Reliever medicines1474.00000000000Asthma: Reliever medicinesAsthma: Reliever medicinesAEnglishRespiratoryChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsRespiratory systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-01-29T05:00:00ZSharon Dell, BEng, MD, FRCPC;Bonnie Fleming-Carroll, MN, ACNP, CAE;Jennifer Leaist, RN, BScN;Rishita Peterson, RN, BScN, MN;Gurjit Sangha, RN, MN;James Tjon, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh8.0000000000000064.0000000000000218.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-ZReliever medicines for asthma are used during an asthma attack and before exercise. Learn about their effects including how they dilate the airways.<p>Reliever medicines are also called short-acting bronchodilators. "Broncho-" refers to the airways. "Dilators" means these drugs expand the airways. Short-acting bronchodilators provide quick relief during an asthma episode. They work quickly, within just a few minutes, to open up the lungs by relaxing the muscles around the airways. You will sometimes hear them called rescue medicines. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Reliever medicines provide quick relief during asthma episodes. They are sometimes called rescue medicines. </li> <li> Your child must have their reliever medicine with them at all times. </li></ul><figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Asthma relievers</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Asthma_relievers_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">There are many different kinds of reliever medicines for asthma. Reliever inhalers are usually blue.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Some examples of short-acting bronchodilators include:</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=234&language=English">salbutamol </a> (Airomir or Ventolin, known as albuterol in the U.S.)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=248&language=English">terbutaline </a> (Bricanyl)</li></ul><p>Short-acting bronchodilators should be used when your child is having trouble with asthma, for example wheezing or coughing. Your doctor may also tell your child to take a reliever before exercising.</p><p>Your child must have their reliever medicine with her at all times, in case they need to use it. They should either carry it herself, or keep it with the teacher. Talk to your child’s teachers and let them know about your child’s asthma needs.</p><p>For more information please see <a href="/Article?contentid=1489&language=English">Asthma in school</a>.</p><p>If your child needs to take reliever medicine more than three times a week, not counting the times before exercising, this could be a sign that your child’s asthma is not well controlled. Take your child to see the doctor.</p><h2>Possible side effects</h2><p>Some side effects of short-acting bronchodilators include:</p><ul><li>faster heartbeat</li><li>flushing</li><li>nervousness or restlessness</li><li>trembling or shaky hands</li><li>hyperactivity</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Asthma_relievers_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgAsthma: Reliever medicines

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