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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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Advair Diskus 7.4 76 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluticasone / salmeterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Symbicort 6.6 124 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Singulair 7.4 48 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: montelukast systemic

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

albuterol 3.2 84 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

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

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

ProAir HFA 3.1 23 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

montelukast 6.1 104 reviews
Rx B N

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

Xolair 7.7 69 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: omalizumab systemic

Drug class: selective immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ventolin HFA 7.4 8 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dupixent 7.2 28 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: dupilumab systemic

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

omalizumab 7.7 70 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: omalizumab systemic

Brand name:  Xolair

Drug class: selective immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

dupilumab 7.2 28 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: dupilumab systemic

Brand name:  Dupixent

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Flovent HFA 6.8 13 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluticasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Qvar 4.9 67 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: beclomethasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Flovent 6.7 24 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluticasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ventolin 6.0 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

fluticasone 6.3 52 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluticasone systemic

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

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Dulera 5.9 24 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: formoterol / mometasone systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

budesonide 6.8 17 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Brand names:  Pulmicort Flexhaler, Pulmicort Respules

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids, glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Advair HFA 6.5 7 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluticasone / salmeterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

fluticasone / salmeterol 5.7 131 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluticasone / salmeterol systemic

Brand names:  Advair Diskus, Advair HFA, Wixela Inhub, AirDuo Respiclick, AirDuo Digihaler …show all

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Accolate 10 4 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: zafirlukast systemic

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Proventil HFA 5.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: albuterol systemic

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Asmanex Twisthaler 6.5 20 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: mometasone systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

budesonide / formoterol 6.4 129 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: budesonide / formoterol systemic

Brand name:  Symbicort

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Pulmicort Flexhaler 7.0 6 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: budesonide systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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