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    Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists  
    Accolate helps prevent asthma attacks. It is prescribed for long-term treatment. Accolate will not stop an asthma attack once it starts. You will still need to use an airway-opening medication when an attack occurs.
    Singulair is the first asthma controller medication in over a decade indicated for use in children as young as 2 years.
    Singulair is a new type of medication for the prevention and long-term treatment of asthma. Singulair is steroid-free and offers the convenience of a once-daily tablet.
    Claratyne / Claratin
    Claratyne relieves symptoms associated with perennial and seasonal allergies: such as sneezing, nasal discharge and itching, as well as itching and burning of the eyes.
    Claritin has no drowsy side effects.
    Claratin D
    CLARINASE, also known as Claritin D, provides 12 hours relief from allergic rhinitis (hayfever) symptoms. Each CLARINASE tablet contains 5mg of non-drowsy anti-histamine (loratadine) and 120mg of a decongestant (pseudoephedrine sulfate)
    Telfast / Allegra
    Manufactured in the USA and distributed by Hoechst Marion Roussel,
    Telfast (known in the USA as Allegra) 60mg capsules contain an active ingredient called "fexofenadine".
    It is one of a group of medicines called "antihistamines".
    Antihistamines relieve the symptoms of hives( Urticaria ) hayfever such as sneezing, itchy/watery red eyes and runny nose.
    Telfast D / Allegra D
    Telfast Decongestant (ALLEGRA-D) should be administered when both the antihistaminic properties of fexofenadine hydrochloride and the nasal decongestant properties of pseudoephedrine hydrochloride are desired
    Allegra works on your seasonal allergy symptoms: your itchy, watery eyes, plus sneezing and runny nose. But if you find your nose is stuffed up too, you should consider Allegra-D. Allegra-D has the same antihistamine as Allegra with the added relief of a decongestant.
    Telfast 120
    Manufactured in the USA and distributed by Hoechst Marion Roussel,
    Telfast (known in the USA as Allegra) 120mg capsules contain an active ingredient called "fexofenadine".
    Zyrtec tablets are an anti-allergy remedy containing the active ingredient Cetirizine Hydrochloride 10mg.
    The most common form of allergy is hayfever, a seasonal disorder occurring during Spring and Summer caused by airborne pollens.
    Becloforte / Beclovent
    Becotide /Beclovent
    This medicine is used for the treatment of chronic asthma to prevent attacks. It is not helpful during an asthma attack. The biggest benefit may be seen after 2 weeks of the medicine. It may help patients get off oral steroids.
    Qvar Inhaler
    QVAR™ is the first aerosol spray capable of delivering medication to all parts of the lung including the smallest of breathing tubes.
    PULMICORT TURBUHALER is an inhaled corticosteroid. The medication in your PULMICORT TURBUHALER works to reduce and prevent inflammation in your airways and helps manage your asthma symptoms when used regularly.
    Flixotide / Flovent
    Flovent Diskus
    Fluticasone, Flixotide or Flovent is a steroid which reduces the inflammation of nasal passages or bronchial tissue. By reducing the inflammation, Fluticasone, Flixotide or Flovent makes breathing easier.
    Ventolin relaxes the smooth muscle in the lung and dilates airways to improve breathing. Ventolin is used in the treatment of asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. The inhaler enables the drug to reach deep into the lungs for maximum benefit.
    Oral albuterol sulfate (salbuterol) belongs to a class of antiasthmatic agents called sympathomimetic bronchodilators. It is used to treat and prevent bronchospasm in patients with reversible obstructive airway disease and exercise-induced bronchospasm.
    Serevent Inhaler
    Serevent Accuhaler
    Salmeterol is a bronchodilator which is similar to albuterol (Proventil® or Ventolin®) and other "shorter-acting" medications such as bitolterol (Tornalate®), pirbuterol (Maxair®) and terbutaline (Brethaire®). Salmeterol differs from these medications in that it does not begin working immediately and has a longer duration of action. This allows for twice daily dosing rather than the usual four times daily or every 4-6 hours dosing.
    Atrovent is used to make breathing easier for people with diseases such as asthma, emphysema (a serious condition that makes breathing difficult), and chronic obstructive bronchitis.

    Atrovent improves air flow by relaxing the muscular tubes (air passages) that carry air to and from your lungs. It begins to act quickly after use but may take up to 2 hours to give maximum benefit.

    Physicians prescribe COMBIVENT® Inhalation Aerosol for many reasons. Two common reasons are

    It's more convenient for patients already regularly using two different inhalers. It may be better therapy for patients using either ipratropium bromide or albuterol sulfate alone. Many patients benefit more when they use both.

    Both of the medications in COMBIVENT® Inhalation Aerosol, ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate, may help open up the airways in the lungs to help air move more easily in and out. Each of the the two medications works differently.

    Seretide, Advair MDI
    Advair Diskus
    Seretide contains two types of asthma medication. One is fluticasone propionate, a steroid that reduces inflammation in the lungs. The other, salmeterol, is a long-acting bronchodilator that opens up the airways. Together, the two ingredients provide better control of asthma than either does individually.
    Nasal Sprays  
    Rhinolast / Astelin
    Rhinolast also known as Astelin is an anti-histamine nasal spray. RHINOLAST prevents the actions of histamines and other substances in the nose that cause allergic reactions to pollens (i.e. Hayfever, allergic rhinitis) or other allergens such as cat and dog hair or house dust. Each bottle of RHINOLAST nasal spray contains 70 doses, each dose contains 0.14mg of azelastine hydrochloride.
    Nasal beclomethasone dipropionate belongs to a class of anti-inflammatory agents called corticosteroids. It is used to treat seasonal or perennial rhinitis or inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes and to prevent the recurrence of nasal polyps after they have been removed. It works in part by preventing inflammatory cells from releasing their inflammatory contents.
    Flixonase / Flonase
    Nasal fluticasone propionate belongs to a class of anti-inflammatory agents called corticosteroids. It is used to treat rhinitis or inflammation of the nasal mucus membranes. It works by inhibiting the production of allergic and inflammatory mediators in the body.
    Nasonex is a prescription nasal spray intended to help people prevent the symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies such as pet dander, dust mites, mold, and pollens in grass, weeds, and trees. For the people suffering from seasonal allergies, Nasonex should begin to be taken 2 weeks before the season starts since
    Non Steroidal  

    Tilade is an anti-inflammatory medication prescribed for use on a regular basis to control symptoms in people with mild to moderate asthma.


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