Visual guide to respiratory devices: Preventers - steroidal

Images and key features of inhalers available on prescription containing a steroidal preventer drug.

CLENIL MODULITE 50 microgram Chiesi
Beclometasone 50 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 200-actuation unit=£3.70
Compatible spacer: Volumatic
CLENIL MODULITE 100 microgram Chiesi
Beclometasone 100 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 200-actuation unit=£7.42
Compatible spacer: Volumatic
CLENIL MODULITE 200 microgram Chiesi
Beclometasone 200 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 200-actuation unit=£16.17
Compatible spacer: Volumatic
CLENIL MODULITE 250 microgram Chiesi
Beclometasone 250 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 200-actuation unit=£16.29
Compatible spacer: Volumatic
QVAR 50 microgram Teva
Beclometasone 50 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 200-actuation unit=£7.87
Compatible spacer: AeroChamber Plus
QVAR 100 microgram Teva
Beclometasone 100 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 200-actuation unit=£17.21
Compatible spacer: AeroChamber Plus
EASYHALER BECLOMETASONE Orion
Beclometasone 200 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 200-actuation unit=£14.93
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by pressing; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 20 actuations in red
Actuation check: Lactose taste
QVAR AUTOHALER 50 microgram Teva
Beclometasone 50 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, aerosol
Price: 200-actuation unit=£7.87
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by single action; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation check: Audible click
QVAR AUTOHALER 100 microgram Teva
Beclometasone 100 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, aerosol
Price: 200-actuation unit=£17.21
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by single action; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation check: Audible click
QVAR EASI-BREATHE 50 Teva
Beclometasone 50 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, aerosol
Price: 200-actuation unit=£7.74
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by opening top; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation check: Propellant taste
QVAR EASI-BREATHE 100 Teva
Beclometasone 100 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, aerosol
Price: 200-actuation unit=£16.95
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by opening top; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation check: Propellant taste
BUDELIN NOVOLIZER Meda
Budesonide 200 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: Cartridge (100 inhalations) plus inhaler=£14.86; refill=£9.59
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by single action; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes (in units of 20 actuations); may aid compliance as only works after correct inhalation
Actuation check: Audible click/visual/lactose taste
EASYHALER BUDESONIDE 100 microgram Orion
Budesonide 100 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 200-actuation unit=£8.86
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by pressing; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 20 actuations in red
Actuation check: Lactose taste
EASYHALER BUDESONIDE 200 microgram Orion
Budesonide 200 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 200-actuation unit=£17.71
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by pressing; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 20 actuations in red
Actuation check: Lactose taste
EASYHALER BUDESONIDE 400 microgram Orion
Budesonide 400 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 100-actuation unit=£17.71
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by pressing; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 20 actuations in red
Actuation check: Lactose taste
PULMICORT TURBOHALER 100 microgram AstraZeneca
Budesonide 100 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 200-actuation unit=£11.84
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by twisting; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 20 actuations in red
PULMICORT TURBOHALER 200 microgram AstraZeneca
Budesonide 200 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 100-actuation unit=£11.84
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by twisting; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 20 actuations in red
PULMICORT TURBOHALER 400 microgram AstraZeneca
Budesonide 400 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 50-actuation unit=£13.86
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by twisting; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 20 actuations in red
ALVESCO 80 microgram AstraZeneca
Ciclesonide 80 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 120-actuation unit=£32.83
Compatible spacer: AeroChamber Plus
ALVESCO 160 microgram AstraZeneca
Ciclesonide 160 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 60-actuation unit=£19.31; 120-actuation unit=£38.62
Compatible spacer: AeroChamber Plus
FLIXOTIDE EVOHALER 50 microgram GSK
Fluticasone 50 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 120-actuation unit=£5.44
Compatible spacer: Volumatic
FLIXOTIDE EVOHALER 125 microgram GSK
Fluticasone 125 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 120-actuation unit=£21.26
Compatible spacer: Volumatic
FLIXOTIDE EVOHALER 250 microgram GSK
Fluticasone 250 microgram
Preventer–metered dose inhaler
Price: 120-actuation unit=£36.14
Compatible spacer: Volumatic
FLIXOTIDE ACCUHALER 50 microgram GSK
Fluticasone 50 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 60-actuation unit=£7.66
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by opening; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 5 actuations in red
Actuation check: Visual/lactose taste
FLIXOTIDE ACCUHALER 100 microgram GSK
Fluticasone 100 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 60-actuation unit=£10.72
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by opening; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 5 actuations in red
Actuation check: Visual/lactose taste
FLIXOTIDE ACCUHALER 250 microgram GSK
Fluticasone 250 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 60-actuation unit=£25.51
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by opening; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 5 actuations in red
Actuation check: Visual/lactose taste
FLIXOTIDE ACCUHALER 500 microgram GSK
Fluticasone 500 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 60-actuation unit=£43.37
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by opening; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes; last 5 actuations in red
Actuation check: Visual/lactose taste
ASMANEX TWISTHALER 200 or 400 microgram MSD
Mometasone furoate 200 or 400 microgram
Preventer–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 200 microgram: 30 actuations=£15.70; 60 actuations=£23.54. 400 microgram: 30 actuations=£21.78; 60 actuations=£36.05
Priming: Pre-loaded, primed by twisting cap off; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes

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