AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

 

Last Updated October 2018

(See below for combination 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
Dipropionate


 
  Qvar 40 Redihaler
Qvar 80 Redihaler


 
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
Qvar Website


 

Beclomethasone
Dipropionate
HFA

Inhaled Corticosteroids

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

Inhaled Corticosteroids

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

Inhaled Corticosteroids

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

Inhaled Corticosteroids

Alvesco Inhalation Aerosol
80mcg
160mcg

Maintenance of asthma. Age 12 and older.

80 or 160 mcg 1 p bid daily

Alvesco Product Website

Flunisolide

Inhaled CorticosteroidsInhaled Corticosteroids
 

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
 

Fluticasone
Furoate

 

Arnuity Ellipta
 

Persistent asthma 5 and above.

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

Arnuity Website
 

Fluticasone
Propionate

Inhaled CorticosteroidsInhaled CorticosteroidsInhaled Corticosteroids

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

Fluticasone propionate

 
  ArmonAir RespiClick  55 mcg
ArmonAir RespiClick  113 mcg
ArmonAir RespiClick  232 mcg
 
Maintenance treatment of asthma 12 and above. 1 puff twice a day


 
ArmonAir Website


 

Mometasone

Inhaled Corticosteroids

Asmanex Twisthaler 220mcg

Control/prevent asthma. Age 12 and older.

Age 12 and  older:
220 to 880 mcg .

Asmanex Website

Inhaled Corticosteroids

Asmanex Twisthaler 110mcg

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
 



 

Prevent/control asthma
12 years and older


 

2 puffs twice a day
 



 

Asmanex HFA Website

 


 

Triamcinolone
Acetonide

Inhaled Corticosteroids

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)

Combination Inhalers

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


Maintenance of asthma age 18 and above.

1 puff once a day






 

Mybreo.com






 

Fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium and vilanterol    Trelegy Ellipta

 
Maintenance treatment of COPD
 
1 puff per day

 
Trelegy Website

 

Fluticasone in
combination with
Salmeterol
(bonchodilator)

Combination InhalersCombination InhalersCombination Inhalers

Combination Inhalers

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 Propionate and Salmeterol   AirDuo Respiclick 55/14, 113/14 and 232/14 and also generic of each 12 and over maintenance treatment of asthma
 
1 puff twice a day

 
Myairduo 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


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