Some children need additional medication to control their asthma. The most common type is combination medication. This is an inhaled steroid and a long acting reliever medication in one device. Eg. Foxair, Seretide, Serevent and Symbicord. Montelukast (Singulair, Monte-air) is another common asthma medication that may be prescribed. It comes in the form of a tablet or sprinkles. It helps reduce the inflammation in the lungs and is very effective if used together with inhaled steroids.