AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

 

Last updated April 2016

 

Long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs): The FDA has recommended LABAs be used ONLY in conjunction with inhaled steroids in asthma.

Generic
Name

Photo

Brand Name

Usual Dosage

Product Links (if available)

Albuterol
Sulfate

VoSpireER
Extended-Release
Tablets

For relief of bronchospasm.

Age 6 to 12:
4 mg every 12 hours

Age 12 and older:
4 mg or 8 mg every 12 hours

VoSpire Website

Formoterol
Fumarate
(inhalation
powder)

 

Foradil Aerolizer

 

(Foradil is the capsule. Aerolizer is the inhaler)

Prevent asthma symptoms
(age 5 and older).

Prevent exercise-induced asthma
(age 5 and older). Occasional use once a day.

One capsule is 12mcg;
taken every 12 hours
(age 5 and older).

Foradil Product Information

Salmeterol Xinafoate

Serevent Diskus

(Serevent is the medication. Diskus is the inhaler)

Prevent asthma symptoms in patients 4 and older.

One inhalation every 12 hours.

Prevent exercise-induced asthma in patients 4 and older.

Link to Serevent Package Insert

*Brovana and Perforomist are LABA medication approved for use in COPD not asthma.
They are listed here for informational purposes only.

Arformoterol
Tartrate

Brovana
Inhalation Solution

One 15 mcg  vial every 12 hours by compressor/nebulizer.

Approved for use in adults.

To prevent bronchoconstriction in patients with COPD (chronic
bronchitis and emphysema).

Brovana Website

Formoterol Fumarate
(inhalation solution)

Perforomist Inhalation Solution

Long-term control of COPD
(chronic bronchitis and emphysema).

20 mcg  nebule every 12 hours.

Perforomist Website

Olodaterol

(2.5 mcg)

  Striverdi
Respimat

2 puffs daily

COPD - audlts

Striverdi Website

Anticholinergics
Aclidinium Bromide (400 mcg)   Tudorza Pressair

COPD - adults

1 puff 2 times a day

Tudorza Website

Tiotroplum

(1.25 mcg)

  Spiriva Respimat Maintenance treatment of asthma 12 and above.

2 puffs (2.5 mcg) daily
Spiriva Website
Combination
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 in
Combination with
Salmeterol
(bronchodilator)
  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
Fluticasone furoate 100 mcg
and
Vilanterol 25 mcg
  Breo Ellipta For maintenance treatment and exacerbation reduction in COPD

Maintenance of asthma age 18 and above.

1 puff once a day
Breo Website
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
Tiotropium 2.5 mcg and Olodaterol 2.5 mcg   Stiolto Respimat

COPD- adults

2 puffs daily 

Stiolto Website

 

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