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3.1 Bronchodilators

NICE CG101 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary care Jun 10
2011 SIGN Guidelines Management of Asthma  
Refer to latest BTS www.brit-thoracic.org.uk  
& SIGN guidelines www.sign.ac.uk for asthma  

Spacer devices may be useful for patients with poor inhalation technique, children, and for those prone to oral candidiasis with inhaled steroids. They should be prescribed for patients receiving high dose steroids (>800mcg/day of beclomethasone or budesonide)

3.1.1 Adrenoceptor agonists

Short-Acting Beta2 Agonists

1st SALBUTAMOL CFC-free MDI/ Easi Breathe/ Accuhaler/ Nebules/ Injection
1st TERBUTALINE Turbohaler/ Nebules

3.1.1.1 Selective beta2 agonists

Long-Acting Beta2 Agonists (LABA)

  FORMOTEROL MDI
  SALMETEROL MDI/ Accuhaler (For existing patients)
  ONBREZ BREEZHALER

3.1.2 Antimuscarinic Bronchodilators

1st   GLYCOPYRRONIUM (Seebri Breezhaler)
1st   IPRATROPIUM MDI/ Nebules
1st   TIOTROPIUM
    INCRUSE ELLIPTA
    DUAKLIR GENUAIR
  SPC Link   ACLIDINIUM BROMIDE (Yellow) (Eklira Genuair)

3.1.3 Theophylline

1st   AMINOPHYLLINE
1st   THEOPHYLLINE Tablet/ MR Tablet/ Liquid (Nuelin/ Slo-Phyllin)
      Other brands of theophylline and aminophylline are available for existing patients.
    CAFFEINE CITRATE Liquid/ Injection (Neonatal unit only)
       

3.1.4 Compound bronchodilator preparations

      ANORO ELLIPTA 
    ULTIBRO BREEZHALER

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