oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Opening the airways : asthma
|Article Title||Opening the airways : asthma|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Autumn 2012|
Relievers are sometimes called bronchodilators, as they open the airway by dilating the bronchi. They are used for the emergency relief of symptoms, but do not help the underlying inflammation of the airway. Relievers should only be used when asthma symptoms appear.
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