The gold standard of exercised-induced asthma treatment is a prescription albuterol inhaler. You can carry it with you and use it about 15 to 20 minutes before exercise to prevent asthma symptoms. It’s an effective treatment for about 80 percent of exercise-induced asthma cases.
- Short-acting beta agonists, which are inhaled drugs that help open airways. These are the most commonly used and generally most effective pre-exercise medications. …
- Ipratropium (Atrovent HFA), an inhaled medication that relaxes the airways and may be effective for some people.