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Inhaled corticosteroids

What are Inhaled corticosteroids?

Inhaled corticosteroids are medicines containing corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, budesonide, ciclesonide, flunisolide, fluticasone, or mometasone in a preparation designed to be inhaled through the mouth. Inhaled corticosteroids act directly in the lungs to inhibit the inflammatory process that causes asthma. Inhaled corticosteroids help to prevent asthma attacks and improve lung function. They may also be used in the treatment of certain other lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Because inhaled corticosteroids deliver the medicine directly into the lungs, much smaller doses of corticosteroid are needed to effectively control asthma symptoms compared to what would be needed if the same medication was taken orally. This also reduces the likelihood of side effects.

List of Inhaled corticosteroids:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Qvar RediHaler (Pro)
Generic name: beclomethasone
3.4
173 reviews
Flovent (Pro)
Generic name: fluticasone
6.3
33 reviews
Alvesco (Pro)
Generic name: ciclesonide
7.1
26 reviews
Asmanex Twisthaler (Pro)
Generic name: mometasone
6.7
20 reviews
Flovent HFA
Generic name: fluticasone
7.2
13 reviews
Arnuity Ellipta (Pro)
Generic name: fluticasone
5.7
12 reviews
Pulmicort Flexhaler (Pro)
Generic name: budesonide
7.4
6 reviews
Pulmicort Turbuhaler (Pro)
Generic name: budesonide
7.0
5 reviews
Pulmicort Respules
Generic name: budesonide
6.8
3 reviews
Asmanex HFA (Pro)
Generic name: mometasone
6.7
3 reviews
Aerospan HFA (Pro)
Generic name: flunisolide
10
1 review
Aerobid-M
Generic name: flunisolide
10
1 review
Aerobid (Pro)
Generic name: flunisolide
10
1 review
Pulmicort Nebuamp
Generic name: budesonide
No reviews
Flovent Rotadisk
Generic name: fluticasone
No reviews
Flovent Diskus (Pro)
Generic name: fluticasone
No reviews
Beclovent
Generic name: beclomethasone
No reviews
ArmonAir RespiClick (Pro)
Generic name: fluticasone
No reviews
ArmonAir Digihaler (Pro)
Generic name: fluticasone
No reviews
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).

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