Guide to Highland Formulary inhaler devices

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For a list of inhaler devices with pictures and instructional videos see the RightBreathe website

ACTIVE  DRUG(S)

INHALATION DEVICE

DEVICE NAME FOR PRESCRIBING 

DOSE PER INHALATION

DOSES PER PACK SPACER DEVICE
BRONCHODILATORS
Salbutamol

aerosol inhaler 100 micrograms 200 doses See brand
breath-actuated aerosol Salamol Easi-Breathe® 100 micrograms 200 doses  
dry powder Ventolin® Accuhaler® 200 micrograms 60 doses  
 Terbutaline dry powder  Bricanyl® Turbohaler®  500 micrograms  100 doses  
 Formoterol   dry powder Oxis® Turbohaler®  6, 12 micrograms  60 doses  
Salmeterol aerosol Serevent® Evohaler® 25 micrograms 120 doses Volumatic®
dry powder Serevent® Accuhaler® 50 micrograms 60 doses  
Tiotropium dry powder inhalation Spiriva® inhalation capsules (+/- HandiHaler® device) 18 micrograms 30 caps  
solution for inhalation Spiriva® Respimat® 2•5 micrograms 60 doses  
Aclidinium dry powder inhalation Eklira Genuair® 322 micrograms 60 doses  
Umeclidinium dry powder inhalation Incruse Ellipta® 55 micrograms 30 doses  
COMPOUND BRONCHODILATORS
Umeclidinium with vilanterol dry powder Anoro Ellipta® 55/22 micrograms 30 doses  
Tiotropium with olodaterol dry powder Spiolto Respimat® 2•5/2•5 micrograms 60 doses  
Aclidinium with formoterol dry powder Duaklir Genuair® 340/12 micrograms 60 doses  
CORTICOSTEROIDS
Budesonide dry powder inhalation Pulmicort® Turbohaler® 100, 200, 400 micrograms 200, 100, 50 doses  
dry powder inhalation Easyhaler® Budesonide 100, 200, 400 micrograms 200, 200, 100 doses  

Beclometasone

Note Clenil Modulite® and Qvar® doses are not interchangeable.

aerosol prescribe as Clenil Modulite® inhaler* 50, 100, 200, 250 micrograms 200 doses Volumatic®
aerosol prescribe as Qvar® inhaler* 50, 100 micrograms 200 doses Aerochamber Plus®
breath-actuated
aerosol
prescribe as Qvar Easi-Breathe® inhaler* 50, 100 micrograms 200 doses  
Fluticasone propionate aerosol Flixotide® Evohaler® 50, 125, 250 micrograms 120 doses  
dry powder Flixotide® Accuhaler® 50, 100, 250, 500 micrograms 60 doses  
COMPOUND PREPARATIONS WITH CORTICOSTEROID
Budesonide/ formoterol dry powder Symbicort® Turbohaler® 100/6, 200/6, 400/12 (in micrograms) 120, 120, 60 doses  
Beclometasone/ formoterol dry powder Fostair® NEXThaler 100/6 (in micrograms) 120 doses  
aerosol Fostair® 100/6 (in micrograms) 120 doses  
Fluticasone propionate/ formoterol  aerosol Flutiform® 50/5, 250/10 (in micrograms) 120 doses Aerochamber Plus®
Fluticasone furoate/
vilanterol
dry powder Relvar® Ellipta® 92/22, 184/22 (in micrograms) 30 doses  
Fluticasone propionate/ salmeterol dry powder Seretide® Accuhaler® 100/50, 250/50, 500/50 (in micrograms) 60 doses  
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