A reliever is a medication or treatment that is used to alleviate or reduce symptoms of a condition. The term “reliever” is often used to describe medications used to treat symptoms of conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other respiratory disorders.

Examples of relievers include:

  • Short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs) such as albuterol, which are used to quickly relieve symptoms of asthma and COPD such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
  • Antispasmodic medications, such as dicyclomine and hyoscyamine, which are used to relieve muscle spasms and cramps in the stomach and intestines.
  • Pain relievers such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and acetaminophen, which are used to relieve mild to moderate pain.

It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before taking any new medication to make sure it is safe and appropriate for you, and to follow the instructions on the label or as directed by a healthcare professional.