Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

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
  11. Pulmicort Turbuhaler
  12. Qvar

Canadian Brand Name

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


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