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: 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


Medical Review August 2018.

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