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 Formulary Chapter 3: Respiratory system - Full Chapter
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View the local COPD Inhaled Therapy Prescribing Guidance here

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03.02  Expand sub section  Corticosteroids
Beclometasone and formoterol (Fostair)
(MDI/DPI)
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Green

note Prescribing by brand name recommended

200/6 strength licensed for asthma only, not for COPD

 
   
Beclometasone dipropionate
(MDI/ breath actuated MDI)
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Green

Red Triangle MHRA Drug Safety Update July 2008: prescribe CFC-free beclometasone metered-dose inhalers by brand name to reduce the risk of dosing errors

Note: Potencies and dosing recommendations may vary between brands. Refer to product SPC or BNF for more detailed advice.

MDI brands of choice in the Southampton locality are Soprobec (equivalent to Clenil brand) and Kelhale (equivalent to Qvar brand).

unlicensed Kelhale brand is not licensed in children under 18 years.

 

 
Link  Solent NHS Trust Beclometasone inhaler switches Nov 2019
   
Beclometasone/formoterol/glycopyrronium  (Trimbow)
(MDI)
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Green

note Prescribing by brand name recommended

 
   
Budesonide
(DPI/nebules)
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Green

note Prescribing by brand name recommended

 
   
Budesonide and formoterol
(DPI)
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Green

note Prescribing by brand name recommended

 
   
Ciclesonide
(MDI)
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Amber Initiation

Restricted Item  Specialist initiation only. For add on treatment in severe asthma as a steroid sparing agent.

 
   
Fluticasone /umeclidinium / vilanterolBlack Triangle (Trelegy Ellipta)
(DPI)
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Green

note Prescribing by brand name recommended

 
   
Fluticasone furoate and vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta)
(DPI)
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Green

note Prescribing by brand name recommended

Higher strength formulation (184/22) licensed only for asthma, not for COPD

 
   
Fluticasone propionate
(MDI/DPI)
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Green

note Prescribing by brand name recommended

 
   
Fluticasone propionate and formoterol (Flutiform)
(MDI)
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Green

note Prescribing by brand name recommended

Licensed for asthma only, not for COPD

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Budesonide  (Budelin Novolizer)
(inhalation powder)

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Non Formulary
 
Fluticasone propionate and salmeterol  (Sirdupla, Seretide)
(MDI)

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Non Formulary
 
Mometasone Furoate  (Asmanex)

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Non Formulary
 
  
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Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
Display tracking information
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Link to adult BNF
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Link to children's BNF
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Link to SPCs
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

Amber Recommended

Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  

Red

Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

Red Specialist Centre

Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  

Blue

For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.  

Black

Not recommended for use.  

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