8 Reasons to Try a New Asthma Medication
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Thinking of switching to a new asthma medication?

Many people with asthma take some kind of a long-term control medication on a daily basis. These medications reduce airway inflammation, and in doing so, they also reduce the chance that you’ll have an asthma attack. But perhaps you’ve been wondering if another asthma medication might help you gain better control over your asthma symptoms. Contact your doctor and bring up the topic for discussion. It may be possible for you to try another medication if you’re experiencing some of these problems.

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