Asthma Medicine Brands

There are a number of different types of medication that are used to treat asthma. Below is a list of medications listed by type, action and asthma medicine brands.

Long-acting beta2 agonists (Inhaled or Oral)
Action: Bronchodilator, relaxes muscles and allows easier breathing by relieving constriction
Generic Medicine Name: albuterol sulfate
Asthma Medicine Brands: Volmax, Proventil, Repetabs, Vospire

Generic Medicine Name: formoterol
Asthma Medicine Brands: Foradil

Combined Medication:

Type: Inhaled bronchodilator
Action: bronchodilator
Generic Medicine Name: ipratropium bromide + albuterol
Asthma Medicine Brands: Combivent

Generic Medicine Name: flucticasone + salmeterol
Asthma Medicine Brands: Advair

Methylxanthine

Type: Oral bronchodilator
Generic Medicine Name: theophylline
Asthma Medicine Brands: Aerolate III; Aerolate JR; Aerolate SR; Choledyl SA; Elexphylllin; Quibron T; Quibron T/SR; Slo-bid; Slo-phyllin; Thea-24; Theochron; Theo-Dur; Theolair

Corticosteroids

Type: Inhaled anti-inflammatory
Generic Medicine Name: beclomethasone
Asthma Medicine Brands: Beclovent; QVAR; Vanceril Vanceril double strength;

Generic Medicine Name: budesonide
Asthma Medicine Brands: Pulmicort

Generic Medicine Name: flunisolide
Asthma Medicine Brands: AeroBid; AeroBid-Mast Cell Stabilizers
Type: Inhaled anti-inflammatory
Generic Name: cromolyn sodium
Asthma Medicine Brands: Intal

Generic Name: nedocromil sodium
Asthma Medicine Brands: Tilade

Leukotriene Modifiers

Type: Oral anti-inflammatory
Generic Medicine Name: zafirlukast
Asthma Medicine Brands: Accolate

Generic Medicine Name: zileuton
Asthma Medicine Brands: Zyflo

Generic Medicine Name: montelukast
Asthma Medicine Brands: Singulair

Short-Acting Beta2 Agonists
Type: Inhaled or Oral bronchodilators
Generic Medicine Name: albuterol
Asthma Medicine Brands: Airet; Accuneb; Proventil; Proventil HFA; Ventolin; Ventolin Rotacaps; Ventolin HFA

Generic Medicine Name: bitoiterol
Asthma Medicine Brands: Tomalate

Generic Medicine Name: pirbuterol
Asthma Medicine Brands: Maxair

Generic Medicine Name: terbutaline
Asthma Medicine Brands: Brethaire

Generic Medicine Name: levalbuterol
Asthma Medicine Brands: Brethine (tabs only); Bricanyl (tabs only); Xopenex

Anticholinergics
Type: Inhaled bronchodilator
Generic Medicine Name: ipratropium bromide
Asthma Medicine Brands: Atrovent

Corticosteroids
Type: Oral anti-inflammatory (short term management or long term control)
Generic Medicine Name: dexamethasone
Asthma Medicine Brands: Decadron; Deltasone

Generic Medicine Name: prednisolone
Asthma Medicine Brands: Pediapred; Prelone; Hydrocortone Medrol

Generic Medicine Name: methylprednisolone
Asthma Medicine Brands: Deltaone

Generic Medicine Name: hydrocortisone
Asthma Medicine Brands: Prednisone

Generic Medicine Name: prednisone
Asthma Medicine Brands: Orasone; Liquid Pred; Prednisone Intensol

Immune system Modifier
Type: Injection
Generic Medicine Name: Xolair
Asthma Medicine Brands: Omalizumab

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