Asthma Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

omalizumab Omalizumab

Omalizumab is an antibody that helps decrease allergic responses in the body...learn more »

formoterol Formoterol

Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

montelukast Montelukast

Montelukast is a leukotriene (loo-koe-TRY-een) inhibitor. Leukotrienes are chemicals your body releases when you breathe in an allergen (such as pollen). The...learn more »

zileuton Zileuton

Zileuton is a leukotriene (loo-koe-TRY-een) inhibitor. Leukotrienes are chemicals your body releases when you breathe in an allergen (such as pollen). These ...learn more »

zafirlukast Zafirlukast

Zafirlukast is a leukotriene (loo-koe-TRY-een) inhibitor. Leukotrienes are chemicals your body releases when you breathe in an allergen (such as pollen). The...learn more »

salmeterol (inhalation) Salmeterol (inhalation)

Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

beclomethasone inhalation Beclomethasone Inhalation

Beclomethasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

aminophylline Aminophylline

Aminophylline is a bronchodilator. Aminophylline works in several ways: it relaxes muscles in your lungs and chest to allow more air in, decreases the sensit...learn more »

terbutaline inhalation Terbutaline Inhalation

Terbutaline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

albuterol Albuterol

Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs...learn more »

epinephrine injection Epinephrine Injection

Epinephrine is a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs. These effects can reverse severe low blood pressure, wheezing, severe sk...learn more »

triamcinolone (injection) Triamcinolone (injection)

Triamcinolone injection is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

ipratropium inhalation Ipratropium Inhalation

Ipratropium is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs...learn more »

cromolyn sodium (inhalation) Cromolyn Sodium (inhalation)

Cromolyn sodium is an anti-inflammatory medication. It works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

theophylline Theophylline

Theophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the lungs and chest, making the lungs less sensitive to allergens and other causes of bronc...learn more »





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