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AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

Last Updated April 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

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


 

Budesonide

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

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

Generic

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

Alvesco Inhalation Aerosol
80mcg
160mcg

Maintenance of asthma. Age 12 and older.

80 or 160 mcg 1 p bid daily.

Alvesco Product Website

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

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

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

Control/prevent asthma. Age 12 and older.

Age 12 and  older:
220 to 880 mcg .

Asmanex Website

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

 

 

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
 

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 200 mcg and Vilanterol 25 mcg



 
Breo Ellipta






 

For maintenance treatment.

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)

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

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



AirDuo Digihaler
 
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.
 
Myairduo Website

 
Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol inhalation powder WIXELA INHUB
100/50, 250/50, 500/50 (generic formulation)



 
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.


 
Wixela.com


 

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 Website


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