Every day at MyAsthmaCentral.com we get lots of asthma related questions. Below are some questions I thought my readers at the RT Cave would enjoy.
Your Question: I am on albuterol aerosols TID, spiriva QD and Advair BID, when and how should I take these drugs
My humble answer: 1. When should you take these medicines?
This is just me, but I would try to spread the albuterol aerosols out through the course of the day. I'd take one when I woke up, one sometime in the middle of the day, and one before bed. Any asthma medicine that is once a day -- like spiriva -- I'd take right before bed. I say that because night time is the most common time for asthma to act up. Advair I'd take in the morning when you get up (before you brush your teeth), and just before you go to bed at night (just before you brush your teeth). This way you keep it simple as possible, and you make it so you don't have to take your medicine at certain times.
2. How should you take these medicines? I discuss proper inhaler technique and provide some useful links if you want to learn more about your specific inhalers and how to use them here.
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