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Asthmatic. Hard breath, wet cough, sneezing. Tried homeo. Prescribed inhaler, L montus. Side effects, safer drug?

My wife is a astmatic patient since 10 years. She will suffer with hard breath, wet cough and sputam willl form heavely. Since 2 years back she used to suffer July to January end quite halfn. We have tried Homeo medicine many years. Since a year she is suffering heavy heard breath, wet cough and sneezes very frequently. Then we consulted Chest Specialist, he has suggested inheller twice a day and L montus daily 2 tablets first two months. Later he has reduced the medicine half the medicine for three months.
Now the problem is if she skips a day taking L montus tablet she immediately elergic systems will appear though it is summer.
My question is does contineous usage of L montus medicine does it have side effects. What side effects will a person will develop. If so which will be the safest drug? Whether she has to use contineously entire life? Please give detailed reply.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The drugs have to be taken life long in most people - because the cause is either not found / or if found, not curable...

The side effects are seen rather early on starting / now unlikely...

She should be treated by Pulmonologist - not GP

There are several drugs used in inhaler - beta agonist - long acting for prophylaxis, short acting for rescue / anti-cholenergics / Steroid / and so on

Pulmonary function tests help in decision making...
Pets, Carpets, pollen, air-conditioner ned attention..
RAST (blood test) may identify an allergen

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sadaf Akhtar's  Response
Hello dealing with asthema is real challenge its better to avoid the stimulants which provoke asthema like dust pollens etc the drug you mentioned should be taken during acute attacks then gradually tapered off ......reguards
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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