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Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs)

Last updated January 2024
 

Long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs): The FDA has recommended LABAs be used ONLY in conjunction with inhaled steroids in asthma.

Generic
Name

Brand Name

Usual Dosage

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

Salmeterol Xinafoate

Boxed Warning*

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

*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

Brovana Website

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)

Formoterol Fumarate
(inhalation solution)

Perforomist Inhalation Solution

Perforomist Website

Long-term control of COPD
(chronic bronchitis and emphysema)

20 mcg  nebule every 12 hours

Olodaterol
(2.5 mcg)

Striverdi
Respimat

Striverdi Website

2 puffs daily
COPD - audlts

Combination

Budesonide
In combination with
Formoterol
(bronchodilator)



 

Symbicort 80/4.5
Maintenance of asthma ages 6-11

Symbicort 160 /4.5
Maintenance of asthma ages 12 and over

Generic

Symbicort Website

Symbicort 80/4.5:
Single-inhaler maintenance and reliever therapy
1-2 puffs once or twice daily then q4hrs PRN. Max 8 puffs/day
 

Symbicort 160/4.5:
Single-inhaler maintenance and reliever therapy
1-2    puffs once or twice daily then q4hrs PRN. Max 12 puffs/day

Prescriber should designate the exact strength 80/4.5 or 160/4.5

Budesonide/Glycopyrrolate/Formoterol

Breztri Aerosphere

Breztri Aerosphere Website

COPD Maintenance treatment in adults, 2 puffs twice 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
Maintenance treatment of asthma ages 18 and older

1 puff per day



Maintenance treatment of asthma ages 18 and older
 
1 puff per day

Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol
 

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

Myairduo Website

12 and over maintenance treatment of asthma

1 puff twice a day

AirDuo Digihaler (connects with a companion mobile application)

Fluticasone in
Combination with
Salmeterol
(bronchodilator)












 

Advair Diskus
100/50

Advair Diskus
250/50

Advair Diskus
500/50

Advair Diskus Product Information and Package Insert


Advair HFA 45/21

Advair HFA 115/21

Advair HFA 230/21

Advair HFA 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 Furoate 100 mcg
and
Vilanterol 25 mcg

Breo Ellipta

Breo Website



 

For maintenance treatment and exacerbation reduction in COPD

Maintenance of asthma age 18 and above.

1 puff once a day

Fluticasone Furoate 200 mcg

Breo Ellipta

Breo Website

For maintenance treatment and exacerbation reduction in COPD

Maintenance of asthma age 18 and above.

1 puff once a day

Glycopyrrolate/
Formoterol Fumarate

Bevespi
Aerosphere

Bevespi Website

COPD Maintenance
Treatment Adults

2 puffs twice a day

Indacaterol/glycopyrrolate

Utibron
Neohaler

Utibron Website

COPD

1 dose 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

Tiotropium 2.5 mcg and Olodaterol 2.5 mcg

Stiolto Respimat

Stiolto Website

COPD- adults
2 puffs daily

Umeclidinium and Vilanterol

Anoro
Ellipta
62.5.25 mcg

Anoro Website

Maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in COPD

One inhalation once a day


*Boxed Warning – this label indicates that the product, per the FDA, may have serious safety risks. Please speak with your health care provider or pharmacist to learn more about the potential side effects.

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