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Inhaled Corticosteroids

Last Updated November 2020

(See below for combination inhalers.)
 

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

Generic Name

Brand Name

Use

Usual Dosage

Beclomethasone
Dipropionate
 

Qvar 40 Redihaler
Qvar 80 Redihaler

Qvar Website
 

4-11 years old
Maintenance treatment of asthma
12 and above.

1-2 puffs twice a day.

1-2 puffs of 40 or 80 twice a day.

Budesonide

Pulmicort Flexhaler
90 mcg

Pulmicort Flexhaler
180mcg

Pulmicort Flexhaler Website

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

Generic

Pulmicort Respules Website

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.

Ciclesonide

Alvesco Inhalation Aerosol
80mcg
160mcg

Alvesco Product Website

Maintenance of asthma. Age 12 and older.

80 or 160 mcg 1 p bid daily.

Fluticasone
Furoate

Arnuity Ellipta

Arnuity Website

Persistent asthma 5 and above.

5-11 years 50 mcg, 12 and above 100 or 200 mcg

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

Flovent Website

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.

Fluticasone Propionate


 

ArmonAir RespiClick  55 mcg

ArmonAir RespiClick  113 mcg

ArmonAir RespiClick  232 mcg

ArmonAir Digihaler (connects with a companion mobile application).

Maintenance treatment of asthma 12 and above.

1 puff twice a day
 

Mometasone

Asmanex Twisthaler 220mcg

Asmanex Website

Control/prevent asthma. Age 12 and older.

Age 12 and  older:
220 to 880 mcg .

Asmanex Twisthaler 110mcg

Asmanex Website

Control/prevent asthma. Age 4 to 11.

Children 4 to 11:
110 mcg in the evening.

Mometasone Furoate HFA 100 or 200 mcg

Asmanex HFA

Asmanex Website

Prevent/control asthma
12 years and older.

2 puffs twice a day.

 

Combination Inhalers  

Generic Name

Brand Name

Use

Usual Dosage

Product Links (if available)

Budesonide
in combination with
Formoterol
(bronchodilator)

Symbicort 80/4.5
Generic

Symbicort 160 /4.5

Symbicort Website

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.

 

Fluticasone Furoate 100 mcg
and
Vilanterol 25 mcg

Breo Ellipta

Mybreo.com

For maintenance treatment and exacerbation reduction in COPD.


Maintenance of asthma age 18 and above.

1 puff once a day.

 

Fluticasone Furoate 200 mcg and Vilanterol 25 mcg

Breo Ellipta

Mybreo.com



 

For maintenance treatment.

Maintenance of asthma age 18 and above.

1 puff once a day.


 



 

Fluticasone furoate, Umeclidinium, and Vilanterol inhalation powder

  Trelegy Ellipta
100/62.5/25 mcg

Trelegy Website (COPD)





Trelegy Ellipta
200/62.5/25 mcg

Trelegy Website (asthma)

Maintenance treatment of COPD and treatment of asthma ages 18 and older.


Maintenance treatment of asthma ages 18 and older.

1 puff per day.






1 puff per day.






 

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

Advair Diskus Product Information and Package Insert

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.

 

Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol

AirDuo Respiclick 55/14, 113/14 and 232/14 and also generic of each



AirDuo Digihaler

Myairduo Website

12 and over maintenance treatment of asthma.


12 and over maintenance treatment of asthma (connects with a companion mobile application).

1 puff twice a day.




1 puff twice a day.

 

Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol inhalation powder

WIXELA INHUB
100/50, 250/50, 500/50 (generic formulation)

Wixela.com

 

Maintenance/control of asthma and COPD.

Ages 4-11 100/50 dose.

Age 12 and above start with 100/50; maximum 500/50.

1 inhalation twice a day.
 


 

Mometasone in
combination with
Formoterol
(bronchodilator)

Dulera
100/5 and 200/5

Dulera Website

Control/prevent asthma.

For ages 12 and above.

Two puffs two times a day.

 


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