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Medications for Asthma, Maintenance

Other names: Asthma, Prevention

What is 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.

Compare drugs associated with 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 Rx C N 58 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fluticasone / salmeterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Singulair Rx B N 37 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 Rx C N 67 reviews
8.0

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
albuterol Rx C N 20 reviews
6.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

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

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ProAir HFA Rx C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Flovent Rx C N 8 reviews
6.0

Generic name: fluticasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Qvar Rx C N 29 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 Rx C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fluticasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ventolin Rx C N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ventolin HFA Rx C N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Dulera Rx C N 15 reviews
6.0

Generic name: formoterol / mometasone systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
montelukast Rx B N 58 reviews
7.0

Generic name: montelukast systemic

Brand name:  Singulair

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Accolate Rx B N 3 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 Rx C N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fluticasone / salmeterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Xopenex Rx C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: levalbuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
fluticasone Rx C N 17 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fluticasone systemic

Brand names:  Flovent, Flovent HFA, Flovent Diskus, Arnuity Ellipta, Flovent Rotadisk

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Proventil HFA Rx C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
fluticasone / salmeterol Rx C N 64 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fluticasone / salmeterol systemic

Brand names:  Advair Diskus, Advair HFA

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
budesonide Rx C N 13 reviews
7.0

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Brand names:  Pulmicort Flexhaler, Pulmicort Turbuhaler, Pulmicort Respules, Pulmicort Nebuamp

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids, glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Asmanex Twisthaler Rx C N 12 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mometasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Xolair Rx B N 37 reviews
8.0

Generic name: omalizumab systemic

Drug class: other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Pulmicort Flexhaler Rx C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
budesonide / formoterol Rx C N 69 reviews
7.0

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Brand name:  Symbicort

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
theophylline Rx C N 6 reviews
9.0

Generic name: theophylline systemic

Brand names:  Theo-24, Elixophyllin, Theochron

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
beclomethasone Rx C N 29 reviews
6.0

Generic name: beclomethasone systemic

Brand name:  Qvar

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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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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