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Glossary of Respiratory Drugs

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Metaproterenol (Alupent)
Beta adrenergic agonist>Rapid acting, short duration
Albuterol
Beta adrenergic agonist>Rapid acting short duration.

Onset: < 15 minutes
Duration: 2-4 hours
Levalbuterol
Beta adrenergic agonist>Rapid acting, short duration
Pirbuterol
Beta adrenergic agonist>Rapid acting, short duration
Terbutaline
Beta adrenergic agonist>Rapid acting, short duration
Bitolterol
Beta adrenergic agonist>Rapid acting, short duration
Salmeterol
Beta adrenergic agonist>Long acting.
Controls nighttime asthma attacks.
Onset: slower
Duration: >12hours
Formoterol
Beta adrenergic agonist, Long duration
Ipratropium Bromide
Quartenary Muscarinic Receptor Agonist
Tiotropium Bromide
Quatenary Muscarinic Receptor Agonist
Theophylline
Methylxanthine Bronchodilators
Beclomethasone dipropionate (Biclovent)
Inhaled Corticosteroid
Budesonide dipropionate (Pulmicort)
Inhaled Corticosteroid
Flunisolide (AeroBid)
Inhaled Corticosteroid
Triamcinolone acetonide (Azmacort)
Inhaled Corticosteroid
Mometasone
Inhaled Corticosteroid
Fluticasone
Inhaled Corticosteroid
Prednisone
Systemic Corticosteroid
Methylprednisolone
Systemic Corticosteroid

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