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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

03-04-01 Non-sedating antihistamines

Cetirizine
First Choice

Available OTC


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Loratadine
Formulary

Available OTC


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Fexofenadine
Formulary

Only if other antihistamines ineffective or not tolerated


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Acrivastine
Non Formulary

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Bilastine Ilaxten®
Non Formulary

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Desloratadine Neoclarityn®
Non Formulary
Link  IHT- Therapeutic Substitution Register
 

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Levocetirizine Xyzal®
Non Formulary

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Mizolastine Mizollen®
Non Formulary

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Rupatadine Rupafin®
Non Formulary

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