Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Asthma Combination Inhaler Review

Posted: 20 May 15 Edited: 8 Aug 18
Audits Respiratory

Appropriate choice and use of inhaled therapy is essential for the successful management of asthma. Combination inhalers are recommended to ensure that long-acting β2 agonists are not taken without inhaled steroids and also to improve inhaler adherence

Respiratory prescribing is long term and can be costly. This audit aims to review the use of combination inhalers in patients with asthma to ensure that treatment is appropriate, cost effective and following local formulary guidance where able.