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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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Note: “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.

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Reslizumab – CINQAIR

Reslizumab – CINQAIR

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Drug Name: Reslizumab

Brand Name: CINQAIR®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Biologics

Form: IV Infusion

Note: CINQAIR is a maintenance treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma.

Prescribing Info: CINQAIR (reslizumab) injection prescribing information insertDownload PDF

Possible Side Effects:
Severe allergic reaction
Throat pain

Cinqair Biologics asthma medicine

Salmeterol Xinafoate – Serevent Diskus

Salmeterol Xinafoate – Serevent Diskus

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Drug Name: Salmeterol Xinafoate

Brand Name: Serevent® Diskus®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Inhaled long-acting beta agonist

Form: Dry powder inhaler

Prescribing Info: https://gsksource.com/sereventdiskus

Notes:
SEREVENT DISKUS is only an additional therapy for patients with asthma who are currently taking but are inadequately controlled on an inhaled corticosteroid. Must be taken in combination with an ICS. 

Possible Side Effects:
Headache
Nasal congestion
Throat irritation
Runny nose
Flu

Serevent

Tezepelumab-ekko – TEZSPIRE

Tezepelumab-ekko – TEZSPIRE

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Drug Name: Tezepelumab-ekko

Brand Name: TEZSPIRE®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Biologics

Form: Injection

Prescribing Info: TEZSPIRE (tezepelumab-ekko) injection prescribing information insertDownload PDF

Note: TEZSPIRE is currently the only biologic approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for severe asthma regardless of asthma phenotype (type of asthma).

Possible Side Effects:
Allergic reaction
Sore throat
Joint and back pain

Cinqair Biologics asthma medicine

Theophylline – Aminophylline

Theophylline – Aminophylline

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Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Aminophylline

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Theophylline

Form: Tablet

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Stomach pain
Headache
Trouble sleeping
Diarrhea
Irritability
Restlessness
Nervousness
Frequent urination


Theophylline – Elixophyllin

Theophylline – Elixophyllin

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Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Elixophyllin®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Theophylline

Form: Elixir

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Stomach pain
Headache
Trouble sleeping
Diarrhea
Irritability
Restlessness
Nervousness
Frequent urination


Theophylline – Generic

Theophylline – Generic

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Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Generic

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Theophylline

Form: Capsules, Elixir, IV solution, Tablet

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Stomach pain
Headache
Trouble sleeping
Diarrhea
Irritability
Restlessness
Nervousness
Frequent urination


Theophylline – Theo-24

Theophylline – Theo-24

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Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Theo-24®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Theophylline

Form: Capsule

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Stomach pain
Headache
Trouble sleeping
Diarrhea
Irritability
Restlessness
Nervousness
Frequent urination


Theophylline – Theochron

Theophylline – Theochron

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Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Theochron

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Theophylline

Form: Tablet

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Stomach pain
Headache
Trouble sleeping
Diarrhea
Irritability
Restlessness
Nervousness
Frequent urination


Theophylline – Uniphyl

Theophylline – Uniphyl

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Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Uniphyl®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Theophylline

Form: Tablet

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Stomach pain
Headache
Trouble sleeping
Diarrhea
Irritability
Restlessness
Nervousness
Frequent urination


Tiotropium Bromide – SPIRIVA Respimat

Tiotropium Bromide – SPIRIVA Respimat

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Drug Name: Tiotropium Bromide

Brand Name: SPIRIVA® Respimat®

Medicine Use: Quick-relief

Type of Medicine: Anticholinergics

Form: Soft mist inhaler

Prescribing Info: https://www.spiriva.com/asthma/

Possible Side Effects:
Sore throat
Headache
Bronchitis
Sinus infections

Spriva Respimat Inhaler

References

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