Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Exercise Induced Asthma What Should I Try Next?
    aamirus posted:
    I have been diagnosed with Exercise-Induced Asthma (it's not asthma triggered by exercise but the real EIA)
    I was given Flovent to take twice daily and Proventil HFA (albuterol) an inhaler to use during/before physical activity.
    Both have not helped with my symptoms at all.
    What is the next medication you would recommend i ask my doctor about?
    Aqua14 responded:
    I am confused about what you wrote: "it's not asthma triggered by exercise but the real EIA." Can you please explain? My understanding is that EIA is indeed asthma triggered by exercise..

    There are two more medications you could discuss with your doctor. First, Singulair is reported to help with EIA. Second, a long-acting bronchodilator will also help. Brands of long-acting bronchodilators include Foradil, a dry powder inhaler.

    What are your symptoms that you say are not helped by your current medications? Perhaps the symptoms are not from EIA but from something else. For example, exercise sometimes triggers acid reflux, and reflux symptoms would not be helped by Flovent or Proventil (to some extent).

    Hope this helps. Take care & good luck. Judy
    Olivia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi and welcome, aamirus!

    Here is some information on Exercise-Induced Asthma that includes some ideas on medications you can discuss with your doctor.

    We hope you'll come back here and tell us how your visit went and share how you're doing.

    We have lots of other members who visit here with EIA, and it would be great to have you share your experiences here so they know they are not alone.

    Take care,

    Helpful Tips

    Sports Asthma
    I Have sports related Asthma. I joined the Army and we ran A LOT! the more i ran the better i felt and less my asthma bothered me. i am no ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    5 of 5 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Asthma and Allergies Center