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AIRSUPRA Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing



AIRSUPRA is the brand name for albuterol and budesonide and is available as an inhalation aerosol.

What dosages is AIRSUPRA available in?

What dosages is AIRSUPRA available in?

AIRSUPRA is available as a metered dose inhaler that delivers a
combination of albuterol 90 mcg and budesonide 80 mcg per actuation

What is AIRSUPRA used for?

What is AIRSUPRA used for?

AIRSUPRA is a SABA/inhaled corticosteroid that is used for the prevention and treatment of asthma flare-ups.

How does AIRSUPRA work?

How does AIRSUPRA work?

AIRSUPRA is a combination of two medications.

  • Albuterol is a short-acting beta-agonist (SABA). It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways to the lungs. This opens up the lungs and makes breathing easier during an asthma attack
  • Budesonide is a corticosteroid. It reduces chemicals in your body that cause swelling and inflammation. Inflammation in your lungs can lead to difficulty breathing. By lowering inflammation, budesonide makes it easier for you to breathe
How do I take AIRSUPRA?

How do I take AIRSUPRA?

Each inhalation of AIRSUPRA contains 90 mcg of albuterol and 80 mcg of budesonide. The typical dose is 2 inhalations by mouth as needed for asthma symptoms (e.g., shortness of breath, wheezing, cough). Don’t use more than 6 doses (12 inhalations) in a 24-hour period.

Is it safe for me to take AIRSUPRA?

Is it safe for me to take AIRSUPRA?

AIRSUPRA is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a hypersensitivity to albuterol, budesonide, or to any of the excipients.

AIRSUPRA Common Side Effects

AIRSUPRA Common Side Effects

Common side effects of AIRSUPRA:

  • Headache
  • Hoarseness
  • Thrush
  • Cough
AIRSUPRA Serious Side Effects

AIRSUPRA Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with AIRSUPRA. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe allergic reaction: swelling, rash, trouble breathing
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on AIRSUPRA

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on AIRSUPRA

The following medications may interact with AIRSUPRA:

  • Strong cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors (e.g. ritonavir): Use with caution. May cause systemic corticosteroid effects
  • Other short-acting bronchodilators: Use judiciously with other short-acting beta agonists
  • Beta blockers: May decrease effectiveness of AIRSUPRA and produce severe bronchospasm. When there are no acceptable alternatives to the use of beta-adrenergic-blocking agents, consider cardioselective beta-blockers
  • and use with caution
  • Diuretics, or non-potassium-sparing diuretics: May potentiate hypokalemia or ECG changes. Consider monitoring potassium levels with concomitant use
  • Digoxin: May decrease serum digoxin levels. Carefully evaluate digoxin levels with concomitant use
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) and tricyclic antidepressants: Use AIRSUPRA with extreme caution with concomitant use
Who makes AIRSUPRA?

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Is AIRSUPRA safe in pregnancy?

Is AIRSUPRA safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if AIRSUPRA may harm your unborn baby.
o Pregnancy Registry. There is a pregnancy registry for women who use asthma medicines during pregnancy. If you
become pregnant, contact the MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies conducted by the Organization of Teratology Information
Specialists at 1-877-311-8972 or visit Mother t0 baby 


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