Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Aerobid
  2. Aerobid-M
  3. Alvesco
  4. Arnuity Ellipta
  5. Asmanex Twist
  6. Azmacort
  7. Beclovent
  8. Flovent
  9. Flovent Rotadisk
  10. Pulmicort Turbuhaler
  11. Qvar
  12. Flovent Diskus
  13. Flovent HFA

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Pulmicort
  2. Asmanex Twisthaler
  3. Azmax Twisthaler
  4. Becloforte
  5. Flovent Nebules
  6. Pulmicort Nebuamp
  7. Rhinocort Turbuhaler

Descriptions


Inhalation corticosteroids are cortisone-like medicines. They are used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day, inhalation corticosteroids decrease the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, they will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.

Inhaled corticosteroids work by preventing certain cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing substances that cause asthma symptoms.

This medicine may be used with other asthma medicines, such as bronchodilators (medicines that open up narrowed breathing passages) or other corticosteroids taken by mouth.

Inhalation corticosteroids are available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Aerosol Liquid
  • Powder
  • Aerosol Powder
  • Suspension

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