I’ve had asthma for the past 30 years, late onset when in my early 40s.
The majority of that time it has been well controlled using a preventer inhaler but this winter I have had severe problems following a chest infection.
The doctor prescribed penicillin. I have had penicillin several times over the years and never had a reaction but this time I was covered in a rash and had facial swelling.
A prescription for antihistamines sorted that out but the chest infection persisted and the asthma became a real problem. Eventually I was prescribed 5days of prednisolone and a change of inhaler to Fostair 200/6 and at last after 6 weeks am starting to feel like my normal heathy self!
I have found reading this forum really helpful.
My question is regarding the Fostair. I seem to be on the maximum dose ie 2puffs morning and night. Can I safely reduce this to one puff twice a day now the asthma seems to be controlled?