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Medications for Asthma, Maintenance

Drugs associated with Asthma, Maintenance

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

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.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
albuterol Rx C N 14 reviews
7.0

Generic name: albuterol systemic

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

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
montelukast Rx B N 47 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

 
fluticasone Rx C N 13 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

 
fluticasone / salmeterol Rx C N 57 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 / formoterol Rx C N 62 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-Dur, Theo-24, Uniphyl, Elixophyllin, Quibron-T, Quibron-T / SR, Theo-Time, TheoCap, Theochron, Theolair, Truxophyllin

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
beclomethasone Rx C N 21 reviews
6.0

Generic name: beclomethasone systemic

Brand names:  Qvar, Beclovent

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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

 
methylprednisolone Rx C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Brand names:  Medrol, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack, Solu-Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, A-Methapred, Depo-Medrol, Methylpred DP

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
zafirlukast Rx B N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: zafirlukast systemic

Brand name:  Accolate

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
formoterol / mometasone Rx C N 13 reviews
6.0

Generic name: formoterol / mometasone systemic

Brand name:  Dulera

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
levalbuterol Rx C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: levalbuterol systemic

Brand names:  Xopenex, Xopenex HFA, Xopenex Concentrate

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
metaproterenol Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: metaproterenol systemic

Brand names:  Alupent, Metaprel

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
mometasone Rx C N 13 reviews
6.0

Generic name: mometasone systemic

Brand names:  Asmanex Twisthaler, Asmanex HFA

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ciclesonide Rx C N 7 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ciclesonide systemic

Brand name:  Alvesco

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
omalizumab Rx B N 29 reviews
8.0

Generic name: omalizumab systemic

Brand name:  Xolair

Drug class: other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
salmeterol Rx C N Add review
6.0

Generic name: salmeterol systemic

Brand name:  Serevent Diskus

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
terbutaline Rx B N Add review
9.0

Generic name: terbutaline systemic

Brand names:  Brethine, Brethaire

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators, tocolytic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cromolyn Rx B N 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: cromolyn systemic

Brand names:  Intal Inhaler, Intal

Drug class: mast cell stabilizers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
formoterol Rx C N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: formoterol systemic

Brand name:  Foradil Aerolizer

Drug class: adrenergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
tiotropium Rx C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: tiotropium systemic

Brand name:  Spiriva Respimat

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
fluticasone / vilanterol Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: fluticasone / vilanterol systemic

Brand name:  Breo Ellipta

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
mepolizumab Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: mepolizumab systemic

Brand name:  Nucala

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
zileuton Rx C N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: zileuton systemic

Brand names:  Zyflo CR, Zyflo

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Asthma, Prevention

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