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 Formulary Chapter 3: Respiratory system - Full Chapter
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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
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Umeclidinium & vilanterol (Anoro Ellipta)
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First Choice
Blue

Licensed for adults >18 years for COPD

 
Aclidinium and formoterol inhaler (Duaklir Genuair )
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Formulary
Blue

Licensed for adults >18 years for COPD

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Duovent

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Non Formulary
 
Glycopyrrolate/ indacaterol inhaler  (Ultibro Breezhaler)

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Non Formulary

May be continued for existing patients only, consider moving to a formulary option at next review
Licensed for adults >18 years for COPD

 
Ipratropium bromide with salbutamol  (Combivent)

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Non Formulary

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

 
Tiotropium & olodaterol  (Spiolto Respimat)

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Non Formulary

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

Licensed for adults >18 years for COPD

 
  
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Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Blue

For routine prescribing in primary and secondary care.   

Green

Initiated (if clinically urgent) or advised (if non-urgent) by specialist in secondary care, prescribing can be continued in primary care.   

Amber

Shared care  

Red Hospital

Hospital only  

Double Red

There should be no prescribing of these drugs  

Mixed

The traffic light of the drug is dependant on the indication. Please see individual drug entry for details  

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