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  • If you have asthma, you need a personalised asthma action plan. Taking control of your asthma gives you more freedom to do the things you want.
  • The 2 main types of asthma medication are – relievers taken when needed and preventers taken as prescribed.
  • There’s no extra benefit in taking preventer medication that is stronger than you need, but if you have been prescribed a preventer, you need to take it as directed.
  • There are different inhaler devices depending on your needs and preferences, and what your doctor recommends.
  • If you need to take your reliever more than 2 times in a week, it could be a sign your asthma is not well controlled and you need to see your doctor.

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Reviewed on: 29-06-2023