As Zempreon is a reliever puffer, it’ll only work to help asthma symptoms as and when they appear. It won’t work to reduce or prevent your likelihood of experiencing future symptoms or attacks. Because of this, if you regularly struggle with your asthma symptoms, you’ll likely be prescribed a preventer as well. Preventer puffers are typically brown in colour, and you’ll be advised to use them once or twice a day in order to reduce the likelihood of symptoms.
In terms of how Zempreon is different from other relievers: some reliever puffers use different active ingredients from Zempreon, such as Bricanyl, which uses terbutaline. And some reliever puffers can come in different forms, such as Airomir. Meaning that you don’t have to push a button in order to release the medicine — it’s dispensed into the chamber automatically when you inhale. This type of puffer might be more suitable for you if you struggle to push the button and inhale at the same time.