The AAAAI has created a reference guide of medications that are commonly used to treat allergies and asthma. All are prescription medications, unless otherwise noted. This guide includes:
The FDA approved use for the medication
The FDA approved dosing for the medication
Generic and brand names
Links to product website for further information about the medication
The AAAAI follows the National Institutes of Health publication "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3)" to list the medications.
Long-term control medications: Prevent symptoms and are taken daily
Quick-relief medications: Take only as needed for symptom relief
If your allergist has prescribed medications for you, it is important to continue to take them so your symptoms are controlled. There are prescription assistance programs that offer reduced cost or free medications to individuals who qualify based on financial need. Pharmaceutical companies offer many of these programs and information is available by either looking on the web or by directly calling these companies.
There are also programs such as Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a program offered by pharmaceutical research companies or NeedyMeds, a non profit organization that assist patients explore programs for which they may be eligible in terms of receiving free or reduced cost medications.
Natural Medicines is a AAAAI member menefit.
Natural Medicines Database