Albuterol is not a steroid but a corticosteroid. It is a bronchodilator and used as an asthma drug. It acts specifically on the smooth muscles of the lungs to open up air ways. Albuterol is not a steroid but a corticosteroid.
Similarly, you may ask, do inhalers have steroids in them?
Inhalers that contain medicines called sodium cromoglicate (brand name Intal®) or nedocromil (brand name Tilade®) are sometimes used as preventers. However, they do not usually work as well as steroids. The main inhaled steroid preventer medications are: Beclometasone.
Do inhalers have steroids?
Inhaled steroids have few side effects, especially at lower doses. Thrush (a yeast infection in the mouth) and hoarseness may occur, although this is rare. Rinsing the mouth, gargling after using the asthma inhaler, and using a spacer device with metered dose inhalers can help prevent these side effects.
Is the blue inhaler a steroid?
The blue inhaler. The blue inhaler is also known as the reliever inhaler and is for immediate rescue when you are experiencing symptoms, such as chest tightness or shortness of breath. It contains a short acting bronchodilator known as salbutamol; which quickly opens the airways during an asthma attack.