But if you’re taking your preventer inhaler exactly as prescribed, and avoiding triggers like cigarette smoke, but still getting symptoms, your GP may consider an add-on treatment.
Montelukast, long-acting bronchodilators, and theophylline are all examples of add-on treatments that could help you manage your asthma better.
If your GP thinks you would benefit from an add-on treatment, they will talk through the best option for you.
Last updated January 2021
Next review due January 2024