DRUG GUIDE

The AAAAI has created a reference guide of medications that are commonly used to treat allergies and asthma. All are prescription medications, unless otherwise noted. This guide includes:

Allergy Medications

Asthma Medications

The AAAAI follows the National Institutes of Health publication "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3)" to list the medications.

Long-term control medications: Prevent symptoms and are taken daily

Quick-relief medications: Take only as needed for symptom relief

If your allergist has prescribed medications for you, it is important to continue to take them so your symptoms are controlled. There are prescription assistance programs that offer reduced cost or free medications to individuals who qualify based on financial need. Pharmaceutical companies offer many of these programs and information is available by either looking on the web or by directly calling these companies.

There are also programs such as Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a program offered by pharmaceutical research companies or NeedyMeds, a non profit organization that assist patients explore programs for which they may be eligible in terms of receiving free or reduced cost medications.


Content was based on American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology