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Asthma Medicines

There is no cure for asthma, but it can be controlled with the right treatment plan. Your treatment plan will include avoiding asthma triggers and taking certain medicines.

For proper use, talk to your health care provider or pharmacist or read the prescribing information for your medicines. The most common side effects are listed. For a full list of side effects of a medicine, visit the links under Prescribing Information.

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Notes: “Flu” is listed as a side effect for some medicines. But these medicines do NOT cause the flu. The flu is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus. “Flu” may be listed as a side effect because it was reported as one during a drug’s clinical trials, and the FDA requires that it be listed as it was reported. But it may mean “flu-like symptoms” or “respiratory infections.” It is very important that you take your prescribed medicines as directed and get a flu shot every year. If you have any questions about side effects, talk to your health care provider.

As of June 1, 2024, AstraZeneca has capped inhaler prices at $35 for people who are commercially insured or uninsured. This includes AIRSUPRA® and SYMBICORT®. Uninsured? Use savings cards or the AZ&Me program for additional assistance. For more information, savings cards, and support, please visit: AstraZeneca US Patient Support.
As of June 1, 2024, Boehringer Ingelheim has capped inhaler prices at $35 for people who are commercially insured or uninsured. This includes Atrovent® HFA, Combivent® Respimat®, and Spiriva® Respimat® 1.25 mcg. For more information and support, please visit: inhaleroffer.com

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America does not endorse a particular medicine or product.

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Albuterol Sulfate – AccuNeb

Albuterol Sulfate – AccuNeb

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Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate

Brand Name: AccuNeb®

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonists

Form: Nebulizer Solution

Prescribing Info: viatris.com

Possible Side Effects:
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Chest pain
Shakiness
Nervousness

Notes/Resources:
How to Correctly Use Your Asthma Devices – See Nebulizer Instructions

Accuneb Inhaler

Albuterol Sulfate – Generic

Albuterol Sulfate – Generic

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Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate

Brand Name: Generic

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonist

Form: Metered dose inhaler

Prescribing Info: ciplaalbuterolhfa.com

Possible Side Effects:
Sore throat
Upper respiratory tract infection, including viral infection
Cough
Muscle pain
Heart pounding/racing/fluttering (palpitations)
Chest pain
Fast heart rate
Shakiness
Nervousness
Dizziness

Notes/Resources:
Instructions for Use

ProAir HFA inhaler

Albuterol Sulfate – Generic

Albuterol Sulfate – Generic

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Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate

Brand Name: Generic

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonist

Form: Metered dose inhaler

Prescribing Info: http://www.proventilhfa.com/

Possible Side Effects:
Tremor
Nervousness
Fast heartrate
Chest pain
Heart pounding/racing/fluttering (palpitations)

Notes/Resources:
Instructions for Use

ProAir HFA inhaler

Albuterol Sulfate – Generic

Albuterol Sulfate – Generic

/ Asthma / Asthma Treatment / Asthma Medicines

Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate

Brand Name: Generic

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonist

Form: Nebulizer solution

Prescribing Info: viatris.com

Possible Side Effects:
Fast or irregular heartbeat
Nervousness
Chest pain
Shakiness

Notes/Resources:
How to Correctly Use Your Asthma Devices – See Nebulizer Instructions


Albuterol Sulfate – ProAir Digihaler

Albuterol Sulfate – ProAir Digihaler

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will discontinue production of all Digihaler® products as of June 1st, 2024. Authorized generic versions of these inhalers may still be available for some products. For more information on alternatives, read the announcement.

Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate

Brand Name: ProAir®​ Digihaler®

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonist

Form: Dry powder inhaler

Prescribing Info: digihaler.com

Possible Side Effects:
Back, body, or chest pain
Upset stomach or vomiting
Headache
Dizziness
Sinus headache
Sore throat
Runny nose
Heart pounding/racing (palpitations)
Fast heart rate
Shakiness
Nervousness
Urinary tract infection

*Do not use if you have a milk allergy

Notes/Resources:
Instructions for Use

ProAir Respiclick Inhaler

Albuterol Sulfate – ProAir HFA

Albuterol Sulfate – ProAir HFA

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On October 1, 2022, Teva discontinued manufacturing ProAir® HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol. If you currently use or prescribe ProAir® HFA there is an authorized generic option of ProAir® HFA available.

Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate

Brand Name: ProAir® HFA

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonist

Form: Metered dose inhaler

Prescribing Info: http://www.proairhfa.com/

Possible Side Effects:
Chest pain
Headache
Fast heartrate
Shakiness
Dizziness
Sort throat
Runny nose

Notes/Resources:
Instructions for Use

ProAir HFA inhaler

Albuterol Sulfate – ProAir RespiClick

Albuterol Sulfate – ProAir RespiClick

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Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate

Brand Name: ProAir®​ RespiClick®

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonist

Form: Dry powder inhaler

Prescribing Info: https://proair.com/respiclick

Possible Side Effects:
Back, body, or chest pain
Upset stomach or vomiting
Headache
Dizziness
Sinus headache
Sore throat
Runny nose
Heart pounding/racing (palpitations)
Fast heart rate
Shakiness
Nervousness
Urinary tract infection

*Do not use if you have a milk allergy

Notes/Resources:
Instructions for Use

ProAir Respiclick Inhaler

Albuterol Sulfate – Proventil HFA

Albuterol Sulfate – Proventil HFA

/ Asthma / Asthma Treatment / Asthma Medicines

Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate

Brand Name: Proventil® HFA

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonist

Form: Metered dose inhaler

Prescribing Info: http://www.proventilhfa.com/

Possible Side Effects:
Tremor
Nervousness
Fast heartrate
Chest pain
Heart pounding/racing/fluttering (palpitations)

Notes/Resources:
Instructions for Use

ProAir HFA inhaler

Albuterol Sulfate – Ventolin HFA

Albuterol Sulfate – Ventolin HFA

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Drug Name: Albuterol Sulfate

Brand Name: Ventolin® HFA

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Short-acting beta agonist

Form: Metered dose inhaler

Prescribing Info: http://www.ventolin.com/

Possible Side Effects:
Sore throat
Upper respiratory tract infection, including viral infection
Cough
Muscle pain
Heart pounding/racing/fluttering (palpitations)
Chest pain
Fast heart rate
Shakiness
Nervousness
Dizziness

Notes/Resources:
Instructions for Use

ProAir HFA inhaler

Albuterol/Budesonide – Airsupra

Albuterol/Budesonide – Airsupra

/ Asthma / Asthma Treatment / Asthma Medicines

Drug Name: Albuterol/Budesonide

Brand Name: AIRSUPRA™

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicine

Form: Pressurized metered-dose inhaler

Prescribing Info: Airsupra.com

Possible Side Effects:
Headache
Cough
Hoarseness

Notes/Resources:
Instructions for Use (PDF)
Patient Information (PDF)

Xopenex Inhaler

References

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