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North East Essex CCG
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

03-02-01 Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)

Qvar Beclometasone
Formulary

Prescribe by brand


Avaiable as

  • MDI device
  • Autohaler (BAA)

Licensed for adults and children >12 years

QVAR is approximately half the dose of clenil


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Clenil Modulite Beclometasone
Formulary

Prescribe by brand


Licensed for adults and children of any age


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Budesonide Easyhaler®
Formulary

Only if beclometasone not suitable.

Licensed for adults and children >6 years


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Budesonide Respules®
Formulary

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


Blue View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF