Asthma Medicines and Devices – Inhalers, puffers, steroids, asthma medications
There have been some recent changes to asthma medication and treatment options.
It is important that you ask your doctor about these changes at your next asthma review to know your asthma options.
These changes are within the updated version of the National Asthma Council Australia’s Australian Asthma Handbook (Version 2.1 2020), additionally, you can access our quick consumer guide to the Handbook changes here.
The Handbook sets the best practice guidelines for primary healthcare professionals to diagnose and manage asthma. For a person with asthma, the guidelines set the standard of medical care and treatments they can expect in the hospital, at their doctor, and at the pharmacy.
If your medication isn’t listed here, it might be that it’s not commonly prescribed for asthma. Call or email 1800 ASTHMA 1800 278 462 to get more information about asthma medicines from an Asthma Educator, or you can also ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain more.