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What do inhaled steroid medications for improved asthma control include?

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Inhaled steroid medications designed to improve asthma control include:

  • Beclomethasone dipropionate (Qvar)
  • Budesonide (Pulmicort)
  • Budesonide/Formoterol (Symbicort) - a combination drug that includes a steroid and a long-acting bronchodilator drug
  • Fluticasone (Flovent)
  • Fluticasone inh powder (Arnuity Ellipta)
  • Fluticasone/Salmeterol (Advair) - a combination drug that includes a steroid and a long-acting bronchodilator drug
  • Mometasone (Asmanex)
  • Mometasone/formoterol (Dulera) - a combination drug that also includes a long-acting bronchodilator drug

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma Medications."

American Lung Association: "Long-Term Control Medications."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Non-Allergic Asthma."

Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

News release, Merck.

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

NIH, MedlinePlus: "Omalizumab Injection."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 6, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma Medications."

American Lung Association: "Long-Term Control Medications."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Non-Allergic Asthma."

Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

News release, Merck.

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

NIH, MedlinePlus: "Omalizumab Injection."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 6, 2017

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