Long-Term Control Medicine

There's aandnbsp;reason for this medicine's name: If your doctor prescribed it for your asthma, youandnbsp;need to take it every day, over a long period of time,andnbsp;to control the condition. Long-term control medicines are sometimes alsoandnbsp;called controller or maintenance medicines.

Long-term controlandnbsp;medicine works slowly over time to keep the airways in the lungs open and clear.andnbsp;It may take days or weeks for long-term control medicineandnbsp;to start working and keep the airways from becoming swollen and narrow. That's why people need to take it each day, even when they feel OK.