Asthma is due to chronic airway inflammation5.
The “Blue” Reliever Inhaler provides quick relief of allergic and regular asthma symptoms like wheezing and coughing which can last for 3-6 hours6. But, using it 3 or more times in a week for your asthma might be a sign that you are becoming reliant on it too much3.
This could indicate that your asthma is not well-controlled, which makes it more likely to trigger an asthma attack3 and a trip to the emergency department.
Also, relying too much on your inhaler alone may cause even worse asthma inflammation7.
Complete this short questionnaire and find out if you are one of the many people with asthma in Singapore who rely excessively on their Blue Reliever Inhaler.1,2
Here lies a video of Tiffany Taylor, a lady too reliant on her reliever inhaler, WATCH and it’ll help you reconsider your blue, SHARE and it might help others, too.
Take this short test to see if you are one of the many people who rely too much on their Blue Reliever Inhaler.1,2
This is not medical advice. DO NOT stop or change your asthma medication without consulting your health care professional.
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3. Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Available at: https://ginasthma.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/GINA-2019-main-Pocket-Guide-wms.pdf (last accessed December 2019).
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5. Asthma: Definition. Chronic Respiratory Diseases. World Health Organization. Available at: https://www.who.int/respiratory/asthma/definition/en/.
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