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3 Respiratory system
03-02 Corticosteroids

Beclometasone Dipropionate Qvar®
First Choice
For asthma in over 12 year olds (Use Clenil in children). Markedly better lung deposition and dose is equivalent to approximately twice the dose of CFC–containing inhalers or Clenil. Prescribe by brand.

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Budesonide Budesonide Easyhaler® or Pulmicort Turbohaler®
First Choice
Easyhaler® 1st choice as per adult asthma guidelines due to cost.
Pulmicort® 2nd choice, alternative device as per adult asthma guidelines due to cost.

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Beclometasone Dipropionate Clenil Modulite®
First Choice
CFC-free first choice for children (5-12). For use with Volumatic spacer device

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Ciclesonide Alvesco®
Restricted
Restricted to use by Respiratory medicine. For use in patients unable to tolerate other steroid inhalers due to oral thrush

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Fluticasone and Formoterol Flutiform®
Non Formulary
Not supported by LLR Respiratory Prescribing Group

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Mometasone Furoate Asmanex®
Non Formulary
Twisthaler.

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