Dependence On Asthma Medication?
Eve. I am a mother of 1 child. I suffer from asthma from the age of 20 until now I am 28 years old. It seems like I have been dependent on drugs. I have to take medication every day. .butbutamol 4 mg and dexametasxion 0.75 mg. Are there any over-the-counter tightness medications?
Good morning Kirana, thank you for asking on HealthReplies.com.
Asthma is an incurable disease that can only be controlled because it belongs to a condition caused by an allergic reaction. Controlling asthma with medication must be directed by a doctor, especially when using oral medicines which are included in the steroid class as you use for 8 years every day, namely dexamethasone.
These steroid drugs are indeed needed in long-term asthma control (especially for people whose asthma is quite severe and often has a recurrence) as a drug that helps reduce the inflammation reaction that occurs in the lungs, but the choice of drug form and how long these drugs must be used all must be determined by the doctor because the use of steroid drugs that are continuously taken every day in the long run without the right dosage can cause many side effects salam Cushing's only disease where in this condition there has been a disturbance in the formation of natural steroid hormones in the body .
Therefore, because you have been taking dexamethasone for a long time and without clear instructions from your doctor and are now accompanied by other complaints, you should check yourself further to the doctor whether you have seen symptoms of side effects of this drug to you and to determine how asthma treatment comes next.
Henceforth, follow all your doctor's instructions on how to take your asthma medication. Avoid all triggers of asthma is the best course of action for someone suffering from asthma because in the absence of triggers, complaints of tightness will generally not recur. If indeed your asthma arises, consume only salbutamol because this drug is a drug to relieve asthma. If you already consume this complaint is still felt or increasingly burdensome, immediately to the hospital emergency room to get further therapy.
I hope this helps.