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formoterol 12 micrograms metered dose inhaler (Easyhaler)

Advice

Following an abbreviated submission

Formoterol inhalation powder (Easyhaler® Formoterol) is accepted for use within NHS Scotland for the treatment of asthma in patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids and who also require a long-acting beta2-agonist in accordance with current treatment guidelines; and for the relief of reversible airways obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and requiring long-term bronchodilator therapy.

It should be used in patients for whom formoterol is an appropriate choice of long-acting beta2-agonist and a dry powder inhaler is an appropriate delivery device. It costs less than other inhalers delivering similar doses of formoterol.

Drug Details

Drug Name: formoterol 12 micrograms metered dose inhaler (Easyhaler)
SMC Drug ID: 375/07
Manufacturer: Ranbaxy (UK) Ltd
Indication: Asthma
BNF Category:
Sub Category: 3.1 Bronchodilators
Submission Type: Abbreviated Submission
Status: Accepted
Date Advice Published: 11 June 2007

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