Anti-inflammatory asthma inhalers have become the first line of treatment for asthma and may play a role in other lung diseases. After the introduction of inhaled steroids, the need for oral steroids such as prednisone may decrease.
Unlike the serious side effects of oral steroids, the most common side effects of anti-inflammatory steroid asthma inhalers are hoarseness and oral thrush , especially in elderly people. As with all asthma inhalers, you should rinse the mouth carefully. Gargle with water after inhalation to help reduce the risk of oral thrush.