An inhaled steroid, also called inhaled corticosteroids, is a long-term control medicine. This type of medicine used in curing many types of chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and others. It is commonly used to treat asthma. It is a long-term control medicine, meaning, it is used every day to control the disease and prevent the associated symptoms. Inhaled steroids are one of the most effective medications for controlling asthma on a longer period prognosis or treatment.

With respect to the treatment of asthma, inhaled steroids are basically anti-inflammatory drugs which reduce inflammation, swelling, and mucus production in bronchitis or airway. The most common and economical drugs which fall under the ‘inhaled steroid’ type of medication for asthma are:

  • Symbicort or Formoterol
  • Serobid
  • Fluticort
  • Duolin
  • Combimist
  • Formosone
  • Aerocort

These medications are equally effective and economical and are easily available in the Indian drug market.  One of the advantage of using this type of medication is it helps reduce swelling and inflammation of the airways. Furthermore, it is also the best method of curing chronic asthma against oral corticorticosteroids. It is a slow but effective treatment for asthma.