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Medications for Asthma

Other names: Bronchial Asthma; Exercise-induced asthma; Wheezing

About Asthma:  Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, characterized by periodic attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

Drugs Used to Treat Asthma

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 Activity
Alvesco C N 7 reviews
6.9

Generic name: ciclesonide systemic

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Atrovent B N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ipratropium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Atrovent HFA B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: ipratropium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

benralizumab N 17 reviews
6.8

Generic name: benralizumab systemic

Brand name:  Fasenra

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage,

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

Breo Ellipta C N 93 reviews
5.7

Generic name: fluticasone / vilanterol systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

caffeine Off Label C N 3 reviews
8.5

Generic name: caffeine systemic

Drug class: CNS stimulants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

ciclesonide C N 7 reviews
6.9

Generic name: ciclesonide systemic

Brand name:  Alvesco

Drug class: inhaled corticosteroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Cinqair N 8 reviews
8.6

Generic name: reslizumab systemic

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

De-Sone LA C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Depo-Medrol C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Dexamethasone Intensol C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

dexamethasone C N 4 reviews
7.5

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Dexamethasone Intensol, De-Sone LA, Dexpak Taperpak, Dxevo …show all

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Dexpak Taperpak C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Difil-G Forte C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: dyphylline / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dilex-G 400 C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: dyphylline / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Dulera C N 32 reviews
6.2

Generic name: formoterol / mometasone systemic

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Dxevo C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Dy-G C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: dyphylline / guaifenesin systemic

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dyphylline / guaifenesin C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: dyphylline / guaifenesin systemic

Brand names:  Difil-G Forte, Dilex-G 400, Dy-G

Drug class: antiasthmatic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dyphylline C N Add review
0.0

Generic name: dyphylline systemic

Drug class: methylxanthines

For consumers: interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Fasenra N 16 reviews
6.8

Generic name: benralizumab systemic

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

fluticasone / vilanterol C N 93 reviews
5.7

Generic name: fluticasone / vilanterol systemic

Brand name:  Breo Ellipta

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

formoterol / mometasone C N 32 reviews
6.2

Generic name: formoterol / mometasone systemic

Brand name:  Dulera

Drug class: bronchodilator combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Ipratropium Inhalation Aerosol B N Add review
0.0

Generic name: ipratropium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ipratropium Inhalation Solution B N 1 review
10

Generic name: ipratropium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Alternative treatments for Asthma

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Asthma. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Asthma.

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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.
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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