Asthma Medications Topic Guide

Asthma Medications Asthma Medications: Asthma is a disease that affects the breathing passages of the lungs (bronchi and bronchioles). Asthma is caused by chronic (ongoing, long-term) inflammation of these passages. Asthma medications include corticosteroid inhalers, oral and intravenous corticosteroids, leukotriene inhibitors, beta-agonists, anticholinergic inhalers, methylxanthines, mast cell inhibitors, and monoclonal antibodies.

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fluticasone and salmeterol (inhalation) Fluticasone And Salmeterol (inhalation)

Fluticasone and salmeterol inhalation is a steroid and bronchodilator combination medicine that is used to prevent asthma attacks. It is also used to preven...learn more »

formoterol Formoterol

Formoterol inhalation is used to control the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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budesonide (oral) Budesonide (oral)

Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body...learn more »

budesonide inhalation Budesonide Inhalation

Budesonide inhalation is a steroid that is used to prevent asthma attacks...learn more »

ipratropium (nasal) Ipratropium (nasal)

Ipratropium nasal (for the nose) works by reducing mucus secretions in the nose...learn more »

zafirlukast Zafirlukast

Zafirlukast is a leukotriene (loo-koe-TRY-een) inhibitor that is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children as young as 5 years old...learn more »

salmeterol (inhalation) Salmeterol (inhalation)

Salmeterol inhalation is a bronchodilator that is used to prevent asthma attacks or exercise-induced bronchospasm...learn more »

fluticasone inhalation Fluticasone Inhalation

Fluticasone inhalation is a steroid that is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children. Fluticasone inhalation is sometimes used together with st...learn more »

terbutaline (oral) Terbutaline (oral)

Terbutaline is a bronchodilator that is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing) in people with lung conditions s...learn more »

albuterol Albuterol

Albuterol oral is a bronchodilator taken by mouth to treat bronchospasm (wheezing, shortness of breath)...learn more »

albuterol inhalation Albuterol Inhalation

Albuterol inhalation is a bronchodilator that is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. Albuterol is al...learn more »

cromolyn sodium (oral) Cromolyn Sodium (oral)

Cromolyn sodium works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

cromolyn sodium (inhalation) Cromolyn Sodium (inhalation)

Cromolyn sodium works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

theophylline Theophylline

Theophylline is a bronchodilator that is used to treat symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and other breathing problems...learn more »

flunisolide inhalation Flunisolide Inhalation

Flunisolide is a steroid inhalation medicine that is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

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