"Preventers help stop your lungs from becoming inflamed in the first place."
About Asthma Preventers
Preventers are asthma inhalers used by people who need long-term asthmatic control. They are most effective when used twice a day, every day, although this may vary between individuals.
Preventers are not fast acting, so using them once in a while will not effectively treat your asthma. To get the best results from your medicine, use it every day (or as instructed by your doctor).
How asthma preventers work
Preventers help protect your lungs from asthma attacks by reducing or preventing inflammation. They cannot be used to relieve the symptoms of an asthma attack.
LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor does not provide an emergency service for asthma. If you require urgent treatment, please choose from one of the following options:
Visit your GP for medical advice
For general medical enquiries (NHS) dial 111
For urgent assistance dial 999
In addition to preventer inhalers, we also offer Ventolin, a reliever inhaler.