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Medications for Asthma, Maintenance

Other names: Asthma, Prevention

About Asthma, Maintenance:  Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, characterized by periodic attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. . People with moderate to severe asthma may use maintenance medicines on a regular basis to prevent symptoms.

Drugs Used to Treat Asthma, Maintenance

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Advair Diskus C N 64 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fluticasone / salmeterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Singulair B N 40 reviews
7.0

Generic name: montelukast systemic

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Symbicort C N 82 reviews
7.0

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

albuterol C N 36 reviews
5.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Brand names:  ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, Ventolin, Proventil HFA, ProAir RespiClick, AccuNeb, Vospire ER …show all

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

ProAir HFA C N 12 reviews
5.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

montelukast B N 71 reviews
6.0

Generic name: montelukast systemic

Brand name:  Singulair

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Flovent C N 12 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fluticasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Qvar C N 40 reviews
5.0

Generic name: beclomethasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Flovent HFA C N 8 reviews
6.0

Generic name: fluticasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ventolin HFA C N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ventolin C N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Dulera C N 18 reviews
6.0

Generic name: formoterol / mometasone systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

fluticasone / salmeterol C N 73 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fluticasone / salmeterol systemic

Brand names:  Advair Diskus, Advair HFA, AirDuo Respiclick

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

fluticasone C N 28 reviews
6.0

Generic name: fluticasone systemic

Brand names:  Flovent, Flovent HFA, Flovent Diskus, Arnuity Ellipta, ArmonAir RespiClick, Flovent Rotadisk …show all

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Accolate B N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: zafirlukast systemic

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Advair HFA C N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fluticasone / salmeterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

budesonide C N 13 reviews
7.0

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Brand names:  Pulmicort Flexhaler, Pulmicort Turbuhaler, Pulmicort Respules, Pulmicort Nebuamp …show all

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids, glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Xopenex C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: levalbuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Proventil HFA C N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

budesonide / formoterol C N 84 reviews
7.0

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Brand name:  Symbicort

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Asmanex Twisthaler C N 14 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mometasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

beclomethasone C N 46 reviews
5.0

Generic name: beclomethasone systemic

Brand names:  Qvar, Qvar RediHaler

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Pulmicort Flexhaler C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

theophylline C N 6 reviews
9.0

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Brand names:  Theo-24, Elixophyllin, Theochron

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Xolair B N 51 reviews
8.0

Generic name: omalizumab systemic

Drug class: other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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