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Your child’s inhalers and medicines

Your child’s medicines help relieve symptoms and cut the risk of asthma attacks.

Your child’s asthma inhalers and medicines

Find out how your child’s asthma is treated, and what medicines they need to protect them against symptoms and asthma attacks.

Your child’s GP or asthma nurse will prescribe treatments based on your child’s individual asthma symptoms and needs, making sure they have the lowest dose possible to help them stay well.

Here you can find answers to any questions or concerns you have about your child’s asthma medicines: how they work, the best way for your child to take them, and how you can help them get into a good routine with their preventer medicine.

You can also get some reassurance about possible side effects.

Last updated November 2019

Next review due November 2022