AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

 

Last updated June 2014

 

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

 

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology