Asthma Medications List

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that is reversible. When a person has asthma, his bronchial tubes become narrow or, in worse cases, completely closed, which makes it difficult for the person to breathe. The first step in treating this condition is usually by avoiding allergens and asthma triggers. If the first treatment step is ineffective, medications may be prescribed by the doctor or specialist to relieve the symptoms.

This website provides a comprehensive list of drugs that are commonly used to treat asthma. The purpose of this website is to help you learn more about the drugs that you are or your loved one is taking to treat asthma.

We have compiled a list of conventional medications for asthma and provide the following details for each medication:

  • Generic drug name
  • Brand names
  • Drug action
  • Potential side effects
  • Available drug forms
  • Other notes that you should know about the drug

In addition to common asthma medications, this website also provides information about alternative medications and available alternative therapies, such as allergen immunotherapy. We also provide instructional pages and videos on how to use the different types of nasal sprays and inhalers — two of the standard mechanisms for delivering asthma medication.

We hope that you will find the information about asthma and related drugs on this website helpful to you.

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  • Eleanor Froman

    Please send me any info. on medications for Asthma. I have had Asthma all my life and I am 67 years old. I never knew about very many meds, only Primatene and Albuterol. And, as understand this site, there are many asthma meds. Please send me information on some of them. You have my street address and on line address. I would prefer you mail me the information. Thanks for your help.

    • Jay

      Eleanor, please consult with your doctor regarding the appropriate asthma medication for you. There is a lot of information about asthma medications on the Internet, but these websites do not know your medical history or if you have other medical conditions. Hence, they really cannot tell you which medications you should take.

      Please, please always consult your doctor before taking any new asthma medication (or any other medication), even if it's over the counter.

    • Rachel

      there are preventative medications too. u can take inhaled cortisteroids such as advair or symbacort and they have singulair pills and spariva to help prevnt as well