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Asthma is a medical condition in which your airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe.
It can cause repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, and chest tightness, but asthma can be controlled by medication and avoiding the triggers that can cause an attack.
Get the help you need before your next attack.
Asthma Symptoms & Triggers
Have you been diagnosed with asthma?
What can trigger an asthma attack?
Short acting agents are used to quickly relax or open airways and relieve symptoms of asthma exacerbations. They are often called rescue or quick-relief medications and work within 15 to 20 minutes, lasting up to six hours or longer. You can also use them before exercising to prevent exercise-induced asthma symptoms. For acute treatments, we offer several types of Albuterol and Levalbuterol inhalers.
Albuterol Sulfate HFA (Generic)
ProAir HFA (Albuterol Sulfate)
Ventolin HFA (Brand)
Proventil HFA (Brand)
Xopenex HFA (Levalbuterol - Brand)
Levalbuterol HCL (generic Xopenex)
For long term treatment of asthma, we typically prescribe corticosteroid inhalers, which reduce inflammation of the airways, as well as combination inhalers that include both a corticosteroid and a bronchodilator. Consult with your Alpha provider to determine the most effective treatment to prevent your next asthma exacerbation.
Combination Inhaler of Corticosteroid and Bronchodilator
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate - brand)
Flovent HFA (Inhalation Aerosol)
Beclomethasone Dipropionate HFA
How It Works
Answer some questions about your current symptoms & upload photos if needed
- all online.
A medical provider will review your responses and send a treatment plan within 24 hours
(8 business hours for urgent care cases).
Any prescriptions will be shipped for free or sent to your nearest pharmacy for pick up. You’ll be charged a $10 medical visit fee.
Our healthcare system is broken, and we’re here with a better solution.
Women face the greatest barriers to accessible and affordable healthcare. Alpha was formed with the goal of providing access to care for some of the country’s most common, underserved, and undertreated medical needs.