Asthma

 

Asthma Medicines

There is no cure for asthma, but it can be controlled with the right treatment plan. Your treatment plan will include avoiding asthma triggers and taking certain medicines. This chart allows you to search for and learn more about available asthma medicines. 

For proper use, talk to your health care provider or pharmacist or read the prescribing information for your medicines. The most common side effects are listed. For a full list of side effects of a medicine, visit the links under Prescribing Information. 

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Note: “Flu” is listed as a side effect for some medicines. But these medicines do NOT cause the fluThe flu is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus. “Flu” may be listed as a side effect because it was reported as one during a drug’s clinical trials, and the FDA requires that it be listed as it was reported. But it may mean “flu-like symptoms” or “respiratory infections.” It is very important that you take your prescribed medicines as directed and get a flu shot every year. If you have any questions about side effects, talk to your health care provider.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America does not endorse a particular medicine or product.

 

Drug Information

Drug Name: Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Brand: QVAR® RediHaler™
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Budesonide
Brand: Pulmicort Flexhaler®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Budesonide
Brand: Pulmicort RESPULES®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Ciclesonide
Brand: Alvesco®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Fluticasone Propionate
Brand: Flovent® HFA
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Fluticasone Propionate
Brand: Flovent® Diskus®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Fluticasone Propionate
Brand: ArmonAir™ RespiClick®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Mometasone
Brand: Asmanex® Twisthaler®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Mometasone Furoate HFA
Brand: Asmanex® HFA
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Salmeterol Xinafoate
Brand: Serevent® Diskus®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled long-acting beta agonists


Drug Name: Budesonide/Formoterol
Brand: Symbicort®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines


Drug Name: Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol
Brand: BREO ELLIPTA®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines


Drug Name: Fluticasone Furoate/Umeclidinium/Vilanterol
Brand: TRELEGY ELLIPTA®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines


Drug Name: Fluticasone/Salmeterol
Brand: ADVAIR® Diskus®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines


Drug Name: Fluticasone/Salmeterol
Brand: ADVAIR® HFA
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines


Drug Name: Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol
Brand: AirDuo RespiClick®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines


Drug Name: Mometasone/Formoterol
Brand: Dulera®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines


Drug Name: Montelukast
Brand: Singulair®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Leukotriene modifiers


Drug Name: Cromolyn Sodium
Brand: Generic
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Cromolyn Sodium


Drug Name: Theophylline
Brand: Generic
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Theophylline


Drug Name: Theophylline
Brand: Aminophylline
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Theophylline


Drug Name: Theophylline
Brand: Elixophyllin®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Theophylline


Drug Name: Theophylline
Brand: Theo-24®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Theophylline


Drug Name: Theophylline
Brand: Theochron
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Theophylline


Drug Name: Theophylline
Brand: Uniphyl®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Theophylline


Drug Name: Cortisone Acetate
Brand: Generic
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Dexamethasone
Brand: Generic
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Hydrocortisone
Brand: Generic
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Hydrocortisone
Brand: Cortef®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Methylprednisolone
Brand: Generic
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Methylprednisolone
Brand: Medrol
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Prednisolone
Brand: Generic
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Prednisolone
Brand: Orapred ODT®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Prednisolone
Brand: Pediapred®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Prednisolone
Brand: Econopred®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Prednisone
Brand: Generic
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Oral corticosteroids


Drug Name: Benralizumab
Brand: FASENRA®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Biologics


Drug Name: Mepolizumab
Brand: NUCALA®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Biologics


Drug Name: Omalizumab
Brand: XOLAIR®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Biologics


Drug Name: Reslizumab
Brand: CINQAIR®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Biologics


Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate
Brand: ProAir RespiClick®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonists


Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate
Brand: ProAir® HFA
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonists


Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate
Brand: Proventil® HFA
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonists


Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate
Brand: Ventolin® HFA
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonists


Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate
Brand: Generic
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonists


Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate
Brand: AccuNeb®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonists


Drug Name: Levalbuterol HCl
Brand: Xopenex HFA®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonists


Drug Name: Ipratropium Bromide
Brand: ATROVENT® HFA
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Anticholinergics


Drug Name: Tiotropium Bromide
Brand: SPIRIVA® Respimat®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Anticholinergics


Drug Name: Ipratropium Bromide/Albuterol Sulfate
Brand: COMBIVENT® Respimat®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines


Drug Name: Ipratropium Bromide/Albuterol Sulfate
Brand: DuoNeb®
Medicine Use: Quick-relief
Type Of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines


Drug Name: Fluticasone Furoate
Brand: ARNUITY® ELLIPTA®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Inhaled corticosteroid


Drug Name: Zafirlukast
Brand: Accolate®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Leukotriene modifiers


Drug Name: Zileuton 
Brand: Zyflo CR®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Leukotriene modifiers


Drug Name: Dupilumab
Brand: DUPIXENT®
Medicine Use: Long-term control
Type Of Medicine: Biologics


Medical Review August 2018.

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