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East Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust

 
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3 Respiratory system

MHRA:Pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDI): risk of airway obstruction from aspiration of loose objects

Inhalers

The following acronyms may be mentioned in this section in reference to inhalers

  • MDI- Metered dose inhaler
  • DPI- Dry powder inhaler
  • BAA- Breath actuated aerosol
  • ICS- Inhaled corticosteroid
  • SABA- Short-acting bronchodilator
  • LABA- Long-acting bronchodilator
  • SAMA- Short-acting muscarinic
  • LAMA - Long-acting muscarinic

Local guidance

Asthma

IESCCG Asthma Action Plan

NEECCG Asthma plan (Asthma UK)

Joint Asthma quick reference guide - adults

Asthma quick reference guide – children (5yrs-12yrs)

Asthma quick reference guide – children (over 12yrs)

Asthma quick reference guide – children (under 5yrs)

Asthma step down guidance - adults

COPD

Joint COPD Quick Reference Guide

IESCCG COPD action plan

NEECCG COPD patient passport

Other documents

Inhaler switching

03-01-01-01 Long-acting beta2 agonists

Formoterol  Easyhaler®
Formulary

A LABA should only be used in asthmatic patients with an ICS.

Adults and children >6 years


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Formoterol  Turbohaler®
Formulary

A LABA should only be used in asthmatic patients with an ICS.

Adults and children >6 years

 


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Salmeterol
Non Formulary

May be continued for existing patients only, consider moving to a formulary option at next review


View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF