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Respiratory Drugs

Prescription drugs and medicines for conditions and diseases relating to the lungs and/or breathing. Studies in these areas include: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), allergy, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, lung disease, pneumonia, sinus infections, smoking cessation, and others.

The list of FDA approved drugs for respiratory and pulmonary conditions appears below. Click any link to view the full drug information.


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Number Of Respiratory Drugs: 107

Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension)
For the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer
Accolate
zafirlukast, 10 mg and 20 mg tablets.
Accolate
Treatment for asthma
Adcirca (tadalafil)
For the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Adempas (riociguat)
For the treatment of Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Aldurazyme (laronidase)
For the treatment of Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) in subjects aged 5 to 65
Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride)
Treatment for seasonal allergy symptoms
Allegra-D
Treatment for nasal congestion due to seasonal allergy
Alvesco (ciclesonide)
For the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in adults and adolescents
Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder)
For the maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Arcapta (indacaterol maleate inhalation powder)
For the treatment of airflow obstruction resulting from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Astelin nasal spray
Treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis
Atrovent (ipratropium bromide)
Treatment for runny nose due to allergies and the common cold
Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate)
Treatment for infections involving drug-resistant bacteria
Avelox I.V. (moxifloxacin hydrochloride)
Injectable antibacterial agent for adults with susceptible strains of bacterial infections
Biaxin XL (clarithromycin extended-release tablets)
For Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB) and Acute Maxillary Sinusitis
Breathe Right
Treatment for breathing difficulties due to deviated nasal septum
Breo Ellipta (fluticasone furoate and vilanterol inhalation powder)
For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Brovana (arformoterol tartrate)
For the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Cafcit Injection
For the short term treatment of apnea of prematurity in infants between 28 and <33 weeks gestational age.
Cayston (aztreonam for inhalation solution)
For the treatment of cystic fibrosis patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Cedax (ceftibuten)
Treatment for chronic bronchitis, acute bacterial otitis media, pharyngitis/tonsillitis
Cefazolin and Dextrose USP
Respiratory tract infections
Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil)
Treatment of secondary bacterial infections of acute bronchitis
Cipro (ciprofloxacin HCl)
Treatment for acute sinusitis
Clarinex
Once-daily oral tablet for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and chronic ideopathic urticaria
Claritin Syrup (loratadine)
Treatment for children with seasonal allergies
Clemastine fumarate syrup
Generic equivalent of Tavist Syrup
Covera-HS (verapamil)
Treatment for hypertension and angina
Curosurf
Treatment for respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants.
Daliresp (roflumilast)
For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
DuoNeb (albuterol sulfate and ipratropium bromide)
For the treatment of bronchospasm associated with COPD
Dymista (azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate)
For the relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis
Dynabac
Treatment for acute bacterial exacerbations (chronic bronchitis and skin infections)
Flonase Nasal Spray
Treatment for seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis
Flovent Rotadisk
Treatment of asthma in patients four and older
Foradil Aerolizer (formoterol fumarate inhalation powder)
Bronchodilator for COPD, asthma and bronchospasm
Grastek (Timothy Grass Pollen Allergen Extract)
For the treatment of grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis
Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium inhalation powder)
For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Infasurf
For the prevention and treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants
Invanz
Once-daily injectable treatment for bacterial infections
Iressa (gefitinib)
For the second-line treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer
Kalydeco (ivacaftor)
For the treatment of cystic fibrosis with the G551D mutation in the CFTR gene
Ketek (telithromycin)
For the treatment of infections caused by bronchitis, bacterial sinusitis and Community-acquired pneumonia.
Letairis (ambrisentan)
For the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Metaprotereol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 5%
Generic equivalent of Alupentr Inhalation Solution, 5%
Nasacort AQ (triamcinolone acetonide) Nasal Spray
Treatment of nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in children Aged 6-11
Nasacort AQ (triamcinolone acetonide) Nasal Spray
Treatment for allergic rhinitis
NasalCrom Nasal Spray
Over-the-counter nasal spray for treatment of all nasal allergy symptoms
OcuHist
Over-the-counter antihistamine eye drop
Omnicef
Treatment against various bacterias
Opsumit (macitentan)
For the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Oralair (Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy and Kentucky Blue Grass Mixed Pollens Allergen Extract)
For the treatment of grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis
Patanase (olopatadine hydrochloride)
For the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis
Priftin
Treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis
Proventil HFA Inhalation Aerosol
Treatment or prevention of bronchospasm
Pulmozyme (dornase alfa)
Treatment for cystic fibrosis patients with advanced disease
Pulmozyme (dornase alfa)
Treatment for cystic fibrosis
Qnasl (beclomethasone dipropionate) nasal aerosol
For the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis
Qvar (beclomethasone dipropionate)
For the treatment of asthma
Ragwitek (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract)
For the treatment of short ragweed pollen-induced allergic rhinitis
Raxar (grepafloxacin)
Treatment for chronic bronchitis
Rayos (prednisone) delayed-release tablets
For the treatment of certain inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, COPD, asthma and psoriatic conditions
Remodulin (treprostinil)
For the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with NYHA Class II-IV symptoms
RespiGam (Respiratory Syncitial Virus Immune Globulin Intravenous)
Treatment for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus disease
Rhinocort Aqua Nasal Spray
A nasal spray containing budesonide
Sclerosol Intrapleural Aerosol
Treatment for malignant pleural effusions
Serevent
Treatment of asthma
Singulair
Treatment for asthma
Sirturo (bedaquiline)
For the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis
Spiriva HandiHaler (tiotropium bromide)
For the treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Surfaxin (lucinactant)
For the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants
Synagis
Treatment for the prevention of serious lower respiratory tract disease in infants
Tavist (clemastine fumarate)
Treatment for cold symptoms
Tavist (clemastine fumarate)
Oral tablet for temporary relief of symptoms associated with hay fever, allergic rhinitis, and the common cold
Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil)
For the treatment of bacterial skin infections and bacterial pneumonia
Tequin
Tequin (Injectable and Tablet)
Tikosyn Capsules
Capsules of dofetilide
Tilade (nedocromil sodium)
Treatment for asthma
Tilade (nedocromil sodium)
Treatment for mild to moderate asthma
Tilade (nedocromil sodium)
Treatment for mild-to-moderate bronchial asthma
Tobi
Treatment for cystic fibrosis
Tracleer (bosentan)
For the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Tri-Nasal Spray (triamcinolone acetonide spray)
For treatment of nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis in adults and children age 12 or older
Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium bromide inhalation powder)
For the maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Tygacil (tigecycline)
For the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure and intra-abdominal infections and bacterial pneumonia
Tyvaso (treprostinil)
For the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Vancenase AQ 84 mcg Double Strength
Treatment for allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
Ventolin HFA (albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol)
For the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm
Vibativ (telavancin)
For the treatment of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia caused by staph aureus
Visipaque (iodixanol)
Diagnostic contrast agent
Xalkori (crizotinib)
For the treatment of ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer
Xolair (omalizumab)
For the treatment of asthma
Xopenex
Inhaled solution for treatment of reversible obstructive airway disease
Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)
For the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and urticaria
Zagam (sparfloxacin) tablets
Treatment for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and chronic bronchitis
Zemaira (alpha1-proteinase inhibitor)
For the treatment of alpha1-proteinase inhibitor deficiency (Alpha-1) and emphysema
Zosyn (sterile piperacillin sodium/tazobactam sodium)
Treatment for hospital-acquired pneumonia
Zyflo (Zileuton)
Treatment for asthma in patients 12 years and older
Zykadia (ceritinib)
For the treatment of ALK+ metastatic non-small cell lung cancer
Zyrtec (cetirizine HCl)
Treatment for year-round allergies, seasonal allergic rhinitis, and chronic itching and hives


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FDA Approved Respiratory Drugs Listings:

The rules of principle for evaluating MediLexicon's FDA respiratory drugs listings adhere to the FDA definitions of a new drug approval or a new molecular entity, and the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

MediLexicon's FDA Approved Drugs Listings include:

New Molecular Entities (NME): these NME's are described as a medication containing an active substance that have never previously approved in the US for marketing in any manner, shape or form (as defined by the FDA). In addition to this, there is also the inclusion of some FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved recombinant proteins and biologics.

MediLexicon's FDA Approved Drugs Listings do NOT include:

Over-the-counter products, diagnostic agents, generics, most vaccines, medical devices, biologic compounds (not approved by CDER), as well as new indications and new administrations of previously-approved compounds and new dosages.

The respiratory drugs information used in this section is licensed from Thomson CenterWatch. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.









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