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The following table lists various asthma medications by type, generic and brand names, delivery method, and possible side effects

Controller Medicines (long-term)


Type Generic Name Brand Name: Method/ Device: Possible Side Effects:
Anti-inflammatory inhaled steroids Fluticasone , Beclomethasone  Flovent Vanceril, Beclovent Qvar Inhaler Inhaler Oral thrush,
(yeast infection),
dry cough(rare)
Triamcinolone
Flunisolide
Budesonide
Azmacort
AeroBid
Pulmicort
Turbuhaler
Inhaler
Inhaler
Nebulizer
Inhaler
Anti-inflammatory
leukotriene
modifiers
Montelukast
Zafirlukast
Singulair
Accolate
Pill
Pill
Nausea (rare),
fever
Anti-inflammatory
nonsteroids
romolyn
Nedocromil
Intal
Tilade
Inhaler
or
nebulizer
Dry cough (rare)
Long-acting broncho dilator Salmeterol Serevent Inhaler
or
Diskus
Shakiness,
nervousness,
fast heartbeat
broncho dilator Theophylline Slo-bid,
Theo-24,
Slo-phylline
Capsules or
Intravenous
Nausea,
Stomachache,
fast heart beat

 Quick-Relief Medicines 

 
Type Generic name Brand Name Method/Device Possible Side Effects
Combined medicines(steroid,anti-inflammatory and long-acting broncho-dilator) Salmeterol
Fluticasone
Advair Diskus Dry mouth,
thrush,
jitteriness
Broncho-dilator Albuterol Proventil,
Ventolin
Inhaler or nebulizer Fast heartbeat,
shakiness,
nervousness,
stomachache
Levalbuterol Xopenex Nebulizer
Anti-inflammatory
oral steroids
Prednisone
Prednisolone
Methylprednisolone
Dexamethasone
Liquid Pred,
Deltasone
Prelone,
Pediapred,
OrapredMedrol
Decadron
and others
Liquid or
pills   LiquidPill
Pill or liquid
Increased appetite, increased weight, jitteriness, mood changes; all reversible

Medicines are marketed under many names. A “generic” name can refer to the chemical name of a medicine that is available under several different brand names. Some medicines, whose patents have expired, are marketed under other generic names. Ask your physician or pharmacist for clarification about names of your child’s medicines.