Asthma is chronic respiratory disease commonly treated using inhaled
beta-agonist medications, or bronchodilators, such as albuterol.
Medical research has shown that for the treatment of asthma with betaagonists,
inhalers are equally as effective as nebulizers. Either
treatment is helpful at reducing the symptoms of asthma which may
include wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and cough.
Inhalers have some practical benefits over nebulizers for everyday use
as inhalers are faster to use, are less expensive and do not require a
power source or regular maintenance.