Long-acting corticosteroids improve lung function by suppressing inflammation in the respiratory passages and help reduce the need for oral medication.
Types of long-acting corticosteroids and their usual daily dosages pinclude the following:
Aerospan (flunisolide HFA)2 inhalations 2x/day
Alvesco (ciclesonide)1-2 inhalations 2x/day
Asmanex Twisthaler (mometasone)1 inhalation 2x/day or 2 inhalations 1x/day