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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 Reviews Avg. Ratings
Aerobid (Pro)
Generic name: flunisolide
1 review
   
10
Aerobid-M
Generic name: flunisolide
1 review
   
10
Aerospan HFA (Pro)
Generic name: flunisolide
1 review
   
10
Flovent HFA
Generic name: fluticasone
11 reviews
   
7.5
Pulmicort Flexhaler (Pro)
Generic name: budesonide
5 reviews
   
7.3
Alvesco (Pro)
Generic name: ciclesonide
17 reviews
   
7.1
Pulmicort Turbuhaler (Pro)
Generic name: budesonide
5 reviews
   
7.0
Asmanex Twisthaler (Pro)
Generic name: mometasone
17 reviews
   
6.8
Pulmicort Respules
Generic name: budesonide
3 reviews
   
6.8
Asmanex HFA (Pro)
Generic name: mometasone
3 reviews
   
6.7
Flovent (Pro)
Generic name: fluticasone
17 reviews
   
6.3
Qvar (Pro)
Generic name: beclomethasone
57 reviews
   
4.9
Arnuity Ellipta (Pro)
Generic name: fluticasone
7 reviews
   
4.7
Qvar RediHaler
Generic name: beclomethasone
55 reviews
   
1.8
ArmonAir RespiClick (Pro)
Generic name: fluticasone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Beclovent
Generic name: beclomethasone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Flovent Diskus (Pro)
Generic name: fluticasone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Flovent Rotadisk
Generic name: fluticasone
0 reviewsAdd rating
Pulmicort Nebuamp
Generic name: budesonide
0 reviewsAdd rating

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