AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

 

Last updated January 2018

 

Short-Acting Beta-Agonists (SABAs): Are typically used as "rescue" medications to provide quick relieve of asthma symptoms.

Generic  Name

Brand Name

    Class

Photo

Use

Usual Dosage

Product Links (if available)

Albuterol Sulfate






 

ProAir
RespiClick





 

Beta-agonist
Short Acting





 

 

Relief of asthma symptoms and prevention of exercise-induced asthma ages 12 and above

2 puffs every 4-6 hours as needed




 

ProAir Website






 

Albuterol Sulfate HFA

 

ProAir HFA

   Beta-agonist
   Short Acting

Short-Acting Beta-Agonists (SABAs)

For quick relief of asthma symptoms.

Prevention of exercise-induced asthma.

Age 4 and above.

1 or 2 inhalations
every 4 to 6 hours for quick relief of asthma symptoms.

2 puffs 15 minutes before exercise to prevent
exercise-induced
asthma.

ProAir HFA Website

Proventil HFA Website

Ventolin HFA Website

Proventil HFA

   Beta-agonist
   Short Acting

Short-Acting Beta-Agonists (SABAs)

Ventolin HFA

   Beta-agonist
   Short Acting

Short-Acting Beta-Agonists (SABAs)

Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution

Unit dose vials of albuterol
0.083%
comes as:

Generic

 

Short-Acting Beta-Agonists (SABAs)

For quick relief of asthma.

Age 2 and above.

One unit dose vial.

Every 4 to 6 hours.

 

Albuterol Sulfate Nebulizer Solution

AccuNeb
Inhalation Solution

 

Short-Acting Beta-Agonists (SABAs)

For quick relief of asthma.

Age 2 to 12.

0.63 mg and 1.25 mg in 3 mL unit-dose vials.

 

Albuterol Sulfate 0.5%

 

 

For quick relief of asthma symptoms.

Age 2 and above.

Dose will vary.

 

Levalbuterol HCl

Xopenex Inhalation Solution

 

Short-Acting Beta-Agonists (SABAs)

For the treatment and prevention of bronchospasm.

Approved: Ages 6 to 11 (0.31 mg) and older.
Ages 12 and older, adjust from 0.63 to 1.25 mg.

0.31 mg (green);
0.63 mg (green);
1.25 mg (red) in 3 mL unit-dose vials; one vial every 6 to 8 hours.

Also concentrate of 1.25mg in 0.5ml (need to dilute).

For use in nebulizers only.

Not studied in combination with other medication.

Xopenex Website

Xopenex HFA

 

Short-Acting Beta-Agonists (SABAs)

For treatment or prevention of bronchospasm.

Adults and children older than 4 years of age.

2 inhalations repeated every 4 to 6 hours.

Xopenex Website


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