Preventer best for asthma control

The handbook, designed for GPs, pharmacists and other health professionals, features an emergency treatment guide as well as the latest evidence on diagnosis, management and lifestyle.

Professor Amanda Barnard, chair of the National Asthma Council Australia committee, said one of the changes is advice for adults to regularly use a low-dose corticosteroid preventer if they have symptoms more than twice a month. Pregnant women are also urged to keep using their preventers.

“We are moving towards asthma control and the need to control it on a day-to