AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

 

Last Updated October 2014

(See below for combiniation inhalers.)

Inhaled Corticosteroids: Are considered the most effective long term usage medication for control and management of asthma. 

Generic Name

Photo

Brand Name

Use

Usual Dosage

Product Links (if available)

Beclomethasone
Propionate
HFA

QVAR Inhalation Aerosol
40 mcg/puff

 

QVAR Inhalation Aerosol
80 mcg/puff

Control/prevent asthma. Age 5 and older.

Children 5 to 11:
40 to 80 mcg twice a day.

Adult:
40 to 320 mcg
twice a day.

 

QVAR product information

Budesonide

Pulmicort Flexhaler
90 mcg

Pulmicort Flexhaler
180mcg

Control/prevent asthma. Age 6 and older.

Children 6 to 17
180 mcg twice a day.
Maximum is 360 mcg twice a day.

Age 18 and older:
360 mcg twice a day.
Maximum is 720 mcg twice a day.

Pulmicort Flexhaler Website

Pulmicort Respules
0.25 mg/2mL susp
0.5 mg/2mL susp
1 mg/2 mL susp

Control/prevent asthma. Age 12 months to 8 years of age.

12 months to 8 years old: 0.5mg to 1 mg, either once a day or in divided doses.

Pulmicort Respules Website

Ciclesonide

Alvesco Inhalation Aerosol
80mcg
160mcg

Maintenance of asthma. Age 12 and older.

80 to 320 mcg a day.

Alvesco Product Website

Flunisolide


 

Aerobid
Aerosol
250 mcg/puff

 

Aerobid-M
Aerosol
250 mcg/puff
 

 

Age 6 and older:
2 inhalations twice a day.

Adult:
2 to 4 inhalations twice a day.
 

AEROBID Information and Insert
 

 

Aerospan
80 mcg/puff

Control/prevent asthma.

Age 6-11
80-160 mcg twice a day.

> age 12
160-320 puffs twice a day.

Aerospan Website

Fluticasone
Furoate

 

Arnuity Ellipta
100 or 200 mcg

Control/prevent asthma.

1 puff of 100             
or 200 mcg
12 and above

Arnuity Website
 

Fluticasone
Propionate

Flovent HFA 44 mcg
Inhalation Aerosol

 

Flovent HFA 110 mcg
Inhalation Aerosol

 

Flovent HFA 220 mcg
Inhalation Aerosol

 

 

Flovent Diskus 50, 100 and 250 mcg

Control/prevent asthma.

Age 4 and above.

Dosing varies.

Dose must be adjusted by physician.

44  is the weakest.
110 is intermediate.
220 is the strongest.

 

 

 

Diskus does 1 or 2 inhalations two times per day.

Flovent Website

Flovent Package Insert

Flovent Diskus Website

Mometasone

Asmanex Twisthaler 220mcg

Control/prevent asthma. Age 12 and older.

Age 12 and  older:
220 to 880 mcg .

Asmanex Website

Asmanex Twisthaler 110mcg

Control/prevent asthma. Age 4 to 11.

Children 4 to 11:
110 mcg in the evening.

Triamcinolone
Acetonide

Azmacort
Inhalation
Aerosol
75mcg/spray

Control/prevent
asthma.

Age 6 to 12:
2 to 8 puffs a day
in divided doses.

Adults:
4 to 16 puffs a day in divided doses.

Azmacort Product Information and Package Insert


 

Combination Inhalers  

Generic Name

Photo

Brand Name

Use

Usual Dosage

Product Links (if available)

Budesonide
In combination with
Formoterol
(bronchodilator)

Symbicort 80/4.5

Symbicort 160 /4.5

Maintenance of asthma. Age 12 and older.

Symbicort 80/4.5:
2 puffs twice a day.

Symbicort 160/4.5:
2 puffs twice a day.

Prescriber should designate the exact strength 80/4.5 or 160/4.5.

Symbicort Website

Fluticasone furoate 100 mcg
and
Vilanterol 25 mcg

 

Breo Ellipta

For maintenance treatment and exacerbation reduction in COPD

1 puff once a day

Mybreo.com

Fluticasone in
Combination with
Salmeterol
(bonchodilator)

Advair Diskus
100/50
Advair Diskus
250/50
Advair Diskus
500/50

Advair HFA 45/21
Advair HFA 115/21
Advair HFA 230/21

Control/prevent
asthma.

Advair Diskus 100/50 is for age 4 to 11.

Advair Diskus 100/50, 250/50 and 500/50 are for age 12 and older.

One inhalation twice daily.

Advair HFA (all 3 strengths)
Age 12 and older.
2 inhalations twice a day.

Advair Diskus Product Information and Package Insert

Advair HFA Package Insert

Mometasone in
Combination with
Formoterol
(bronchodilator)

 

Dulera
100/5 and 200/5

Control/prevent asthma

For ages 12 and above.

Two puffs two times a day.

Dulera Product Insert

Dulera Website

Umeclidinium and Vilanterol

 

Anoro
Ellipta
62.5.25 mcg

Maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in COPD

One inhalation once a day

Myanoro.com

 

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