What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

The most effective medications for the treatment of asthma are anti-inflammatory drugs that stop airway swelling.

These include long-acting beta-agonists or bronchodilators, like Albuterol and Advair, which help open airways. Some of the side effects of beta-agonists and bronchodilators include nervousness/restlessness, increased heart rate, trouble sleeping, aches and pains.

Leukotriene modifiers which block chemicals that cause inflammation with side effects that include headache, nausea, vomiting, insomnia and irritability.

Mast cell stabilizers function similarly to leukotriene modifiers by blocking chemicals that cause inflammation. Side effects of mast cell stabilizers include cough, runny nose, sore throat/irritation, and headache.

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