Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

There is no generic asthma inhaler available nowadays. Today, asthma patients are not able to purchase a generic asthma controller medication or a generic asthma rescue medication. The reason for this is that generic albuterol was withdrawn from the market after CFA-inhalers were substituted with HFA-inhalers for asthma. People who suffer from asthma are only able to purchase albuterol in various trade name versions, such as Xopenex, Ventolin, ProAir, Proventil. However, not even these asthma relievers contain pure albuterol, but they contain levalbuterol, which is an active form of albuterol.

Today, asthma patients can find countless controller medications for asthma. These asthma medicines are used to prevent asthma symptoms. Asthma controller medicines are only available in trade name versions and not in generic versions. People suffering from asthma can find numerous controller asthma inhalers that contain steroids. Those inhaled steroids include Alvesco, QVAR, Asmanex, Flovent, and Pulmicort. Asthma patients can also find in their local pharmacies asthma inhalers that contain bronchodilators and steroids. Such asthma inhalers include Advair, Dulera, and Symbicort.

What is the Alternative for Generic Asthma Inhalers?

What is the Alternative for Generic Asthma Inhalers?

The only good news for asthma patients who still crave for generic asthma inhalers is that there are certain asthma nebulizer solutions that can be purchased in their generic forms. Asthma patients can find several albuterol nebulizer solutions at their local pharmacies. One popular asthma medication called Pulmicort Raspules contains the generic and alternative version of albuterol called Budenoside. Pulmicort Raspules belongs to the group of inhaled steroids and this asthma medication is at the moment one of the best control therapies used in the treatment of asthma. Once again, we want to repeat that Budenoside is available as a generic nebulizer steroid solution. More over, it is also available in trade name form.

In the end, we hope that this article helped you find your alternative to generic asthma inhalers.

Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: July 5, 2017

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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