Respiratory drugs are medicinal agents used to relieve, treat, or prevent respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. They can be ingested orally in the form of tablets and liquids, injections and inhalations, deploying the medication directly to the lungs thereby increasing its potency and effectiveness.

Although most drugs contain only a single medicine, inhalers may harbour combinations such as bronchodilator and glucocorticoid.

Respiratory medication can be broadly classified into 4 main categories namely Relievers, Symptom Controllers, Preventers and Combination drugs.

Relievers are short acting bronchodilators, expressly short-acting beta 2 agonists, short- acting muscarinic antagonist, andMethylxanine.Symptom Controllers on the other hand are long acting bronchodilator such as long-acting beta 2 agonist and long-acting muscarinic antagonists. Preventer drugs are anti-inflammatory in nature a couple of example being Corticosteroid and mast cell stabiliser. Lastly, combination respiratory drugs are a mix of the above three categories designed to exhibit increases effectiveness.

Respiratory drugs come in many classes, listed below:

Product Name Strength Pack Type
Thiopental Sodium for Injection 1000mg 30ml
500mg 20ml
Cycloserine Capsule 250mg 1X10
Isoniazid Tablets 100mg / 300mg 1X10
Pyrazinamide Tablets 500 mg 1X10
Etofylline& Theophylline Injection (84.7mg+25.3mg)/ml 2ml Amp
Betamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection 4mg/ml 2ml Amp
Lignocaine Hydrochloride Injection 21.3 mg/ml 30 ml Amp
Cetirizine HCl, Paracetamol& Phenylephrine HCl Suspension (2.5mg+125mg+2.5mg) /5ml 60ml
Cetirizine Hydrochloride &Ambroxol Hydrochloride Syrup (2.5mg+30mg) /5ml 100ml