Please note, this service is only for repeat prescriptions, and if appropriate smartscripts can issue a prescription for a 6 month supply.
Asthma is a common long term condition that affects both adults and children but the severity varies from person to person. Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways that carry air to the lungs. When the airways are inflamed, it is difficult for air to pass through and this causes the asthma attack.
The symptoms of an asthma attack can be relieved or prevented by the use of an inhaler.
Inhalers are the main way to treat symptoms of asthma, like wheezing and shortness of breath, and to prevent an acute asthma attack.
The 3 different types of inhaler are: