Inhaled steroids, also called inhaled corticosteroids, are a group of anti-inflammatory drugs that help treat breathing disorders, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Inhaling medication is often the optimal method of treating lung disease. An inhaler is a device that helps deliver drugs into the airways.

This article provides an overview of inhaled steroids, including their uses and types. We also describe how to take them, how long these medications last, and their side effects.

What are inhaled steroids?

 

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