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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 patients are at a higher risk of getting sick from respiratory diseases. Follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.
Self Care Tips
Worried about your asthma?
Concerned about the inhaler shortage?
Get the Treatment you Need
We offer treatment for both acute asthma attacks and long term asthma management. All medications are FDA-approved for asthma treatment. Insurance is accepted for these medications.
Some asthma medications are in limited supply. If your preferred medication is out of stock, your Alpha Provider can help find the appropriate substitution or send the prescription to your local pharmacy.
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
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)
Asthma Symptoms & Triggers
Have you been diagnosed with asthma?
What can trigger an asthma attack?
How it Works
Answer questions about your health condition online.
A medical provider will review your responses and send a treatment plan within 24 hours (8 hours for urgent care).
Medications will be shipped to you for free (or sent to your pharmacy for pick up).
Asthma and allergies often go hand in hand. 60% of patients with asthma are triggered by allergies. Let Alpha treat your allergies too.
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