Drug Dosage fluticasone (Flovent) 88-264 [mu]g/day beclomethasone (Beclovent, up to 504 [mu]g/day Vanceril) beclomethasone (Qvar) 80-160 [mu]g/day budesonide (Pulmicort) 200-400 [mu]g/day flunisolide (Aerobid
) 500-1,000 [mu]g/day fluticasone and salmeterol (Advir) 100 [mu]g fluticasone b.i.d., 50 [mu]g salmeterol b.i.d.
Drug Dosage Cost/Day fluticasone 88-264 $1.64 (Flovent) [micro]g/day (176 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone up to 504 Beclovent: $1.84; (Beclovent, [micro]g/day Vanceril: $1.76 Vanceril) (336 [micro]g/day) (*) beclomethasone 80-160 $1.04 (Qvar) [micro]g/day (160 [micro]g) (*) budesonide 200-400 $1.24 (Pulmicort) [micro]g/day (400 [micro]g) (*) flunisolide 500-1,000 $2.68 (Aerobid
) [micro]g/day (1 mg) (*) fluticasone and 100 [micro]g $2.88 (**) salmeterol fluticasone (Advair) b.i.d., 50 [micro]g salmeterol b.i.d.
, Aerospan) is another topically active aerosol preparation, similar in potency to triamcinolone, and is said to have a longer duration of action.
In a 12-week study, twice-daily treatment with one of three doses of flunisolide-HFA was compared to twice-daily treatment with one of three doses of flunisolide-CFC (AeroBid
) and to placebo in 661 mild or moderate asthma patients.
There are so few human data on the other inhaled corticosteroids--flunisolide (Aerobid
), fluticasone (Flovent), and triamcinolone (Azmacort)--that the risk, if any during pregnancy cannot be evaluated.
Inhaled corticosteroids Beclomethasone (Vanceril, Beclovent) Flunisolide (AeroBid
) Triamcinolone (Azmacort) Dexamethasone (Decadron Respihaler)
Inhaler System[R]) is a corticosteroid supplied as a CFC-propelled pMDI.
The corticosteroids fluticasone (Flovent), budesonide (Pulmicort Turbuhaler), beclomethasone (Beclovent, Vanceril), triamcinolone (Azmacort), and flunisolide (Aerobid
) have the greatest ability of all the pediatric ashma drugs to reduce airway inflammation, Dr.