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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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Theophylline – Elixophyllin

Theophylline – Elixophyllin

/ Asthma / Asthma Treatment / Asthma Medicines

Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Elixophyllin®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Xanthine

Form: Elixir

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Headache
Insomnia


Theophylline – Generic

Theophylline – Generic

/ Asthma / Asthma Treatment / Asthma Medicines

Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Generic

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Xanthine

Form: Capsules, Elixir, IV solution, Tablet

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Headache
Insomnia


Theophylline – Theo-24

Theophylline – Theo-24

/ Asthma / Asthma Treatment / Asthma Medicines

Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Theo-24®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Xanthine

Form: Capsule

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Headache
Insomnia


Theophylline – Theochron

Theophylline – Theochron

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Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Theochron

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Xanthine

Form: Tablet

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Headache
Insomnia


Theophylline – Uniphyl

Theophylline – Uniphyl

/ Asthma / Asthma Treatment / Asthma Medicines

Drug Name: Theophylline

Brand Name: Uniphyl®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Xanthine

Form: Tablet

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea/vomiting
Headache
Insomnia


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: Anticholinergic

Form: Soft mist inhaler

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

Possible Side Effects:
Sore throat
Headache
Bronchitis
Sinus infections

You may experience other side effects if you have COPD. For more information, please see the SPIRIVA Respimat prescribing information.

Notes/Resources:
Instructions for Use

Spriva Respimat Inhaler

Zafirlukast – Generic

Zafirlukast – Generic

/ Asthma / Asthma Treatment / Asthma Medicines

Drug Name: Zafirlukast

Brand Name: Generic of Accolate

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Leukotriene modifier

Form: Tablet

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Headache
Infection
Nausea
Diarrhea
Pain (generalized)
Weakness or lack of energy
Abdominal pain
Accidental injury
Dizziness
Myalgia
Fever
Back pain
Vomiting
Elevated liver enzymes indigestion


Zileuton – Zyflo CR

Zileuton – Zyflo CR

/ Asthma / Asthma Treatment / Asthma Medicines

Drug Name: Zileuton

Brand Name: Zyflo CR®

Medicine Use: Long-term control

Type of Medicine: Leukotriene modifier

Form: Tablet

Prescribing Info:

Possible Side Effects:
Nausea
Upset stomach
Abdominal pain

Zyflo CR

References

Medical Review August 2018.

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