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Asthma Medications


Type Brand Name(s) Generic Name
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Accolate® Zafirlukast
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Advair Diskus®, Advair® HFA Fluticasone and Salmeterol
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Aerospan HFA® Flunisolide
Quick Relief, not recommended for everyday use Alupent® Metaproterenol
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Alvesco® Ciclesonide
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Asmanex® Twisthaler 120, 60, 30, 14, or 7 Metered Doses, Asmanex® HFA Mometasone
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Breo Ellipta® Fluticasone, Vilanterol
Controller medication often used during periods of uncontrolled asthma Deltasone®, Sterapred®; Medrol®; Cotolone®, Millipred DP®, Millipred®, Prelone®, Prednisone Intensol®, Rayos®, Orapred®, Pediapred® Prednisone; methylprednisolone; prednisolone
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Dulera® Mometasone and formoterol
Quick Relief Epinephrine Mist®, Adrenaclick®, Adrenalin®, Adrenalin Chloride®, S2®, EpiPen Jr® 2-Pak, Twinject®, Epipen® 2-Pak, Auvi-Q Epinephrine
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Flovent HFA®, Flovent Diskus®, Arnuity™ Ellipta® Fluticasone
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Perforomist® Formoterol
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Pulmicort Flexhaler®, Pulmicort Respules® Budesonide
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed QVAR® Beclomethasone
Long Term Control, should be used every day as prescribed Serevent Diskus® Salmeterol
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Singulair® Montelukast
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Spiriva Respimat® Tiotropium Bromide
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Symbicort® Budesonide and Formoterol combination
Quick Relief, not recommended for everyday use Ventolin® HFA, Accuneb®, Proventil® HFA, Proair® HFA, VoSpire ER®, ProAir® RespiClick Albuterol
Long Term Control Xolair® Omalizumab
Quick Relief, not recommended for everyday use Xopenex®, Xopenex® HFA, Xopenex® Concentrate Levalbuterol
Long Term Control, should be taken every day as prescribed Zyflo®, Zyflo CR® Zileuton

Asthma Care Coverage Report: The American Lung Association tracks seven areas of guidelines-based asthma care coverage in state Medicaid programs.