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Respiratory Pharm Drug Classes

The main asthma drug categories and classes
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corticosteroids, leukotriene modifiers, mast cell stabilizers, IgE antibodies
antiinflammatories
sympathomimetics, methylxanthines, antimuscarinics
bronchodilators
beclomethasone
steroids (orally inhaled) prototype drug
montelukast
leukotriene modifiers (LT receptor antagonists)
cromolyn, nedocromil
mast cell stabilizers
omalizumab
IgE antibody-based drug
albuterol, salmeterol
"selective" beta-2 agonist (sympathomimetics) prototype drugs
terbulaline, ritodrine
"selective" beta-2 agonists used to stop premature labor (sympathomimetics)
isoproteronol
beta-1, beta-2 agonist (sympathomimetics) prototype drugs
ephedrine
amphetamine-like sympathomimetic drug
epinephrine
alpha, beta adrenergic agonist
theophylline
methylxanthines
atropine, ipratropium
antimuscarinic prototype drugs
beta-blockers, cholinergic drugs, ACh esterase inhibitors, antimuscarinics, NSAIDs, diuretics
drugs to avoid to use with caution in patients with asthma