Leicestershire Health Community
Medicines Formulary
3 Respiratory system
03-01-01-01 Long-acting beta2 agonists

Formoterol Easyhaler®
First Choice
Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI)
In asthmatics, formoterol should only be prescribed as part of a combination device (ICS/LABA), and a formoterol single agent inhaler should only be used in the few patients who require ciclesonide as an ICS.
For COPD patients, formoterol can be used as a single agent as long as there is no co-existing asthma.

Green View adult BNF  View SPC online
Formoterol Turbohaler®
Second Choice
Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI)
Alternative device but more costly.

Green View adult BNF  View SPC online
Non Formulary
Link  Leicestershire Evaluation: Indacaterol in COPD

Black View adult BNF  View SPC online