Asthma medications

Controller medicines: prevent symptoms

Type Class Generic Brand-name
Anti-Inflammatory Inhaled Corticosteroids Beclomethasone BecloventVanceril
Budesonide Pulmicort
Flunisolide Aerobid
Fluticasone Flovent
Triamcinolone Azmacort
Oral Corticosteroids Prednisone Deltasone
Prednisolone Prelone
Inhaled Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAID) Cromolyn Sodium Intal
Nedocromil Sodium Tilade
Oral NSAID: Anti-Leukotrienes Montelukast Singulair
Zafirlukast Accolate
Zileuton Zyflo
Long-Acting Bronchodilators Long-Acting Inhaled Bronchodilators Salmeterol Serevent
Long-Acting Oral Bronchodilators Theophyllline Slobid, Theodur, Unidur, and Uniphyl

Reliever medications: relieve symptoms

Type Class Generic Brand-name
Bronchodilators Short-Acting Inhaled Bronchodilators Albuterol ProventilVentolin
Pirbuterol Maxair
Metaproterenol Sulfate Alupent

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