Respiratory system

Guidelines (5)

Assessing Fitness to Fly (CAA Guidance)

Key advice from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on fitness to fly

Management of Asthma in Adults (BTS/SIGN Guideline)

Summary of BTS/SIGN asthma protocol in adults.

Management of Asthma in Children (BTS/SIGN Guideline)

Summary of BTS/SIGN asthma protocol in children.

Management of Asthma - Inhaled Corticosteroid Doses (BTS/SIGN Guideline)

Categorisation of inhaled corticosteroid doses in asthma.

Management of COPD (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on COPD treatment.

Tables (6)

Table: Inhalers, a Guide to Breath-Actuated Devices

Key features of dry powder and aerosol inhalers.

Table: Combination Inhalers for the Treatment of Asthma

Key information on asthma combination inhalers.

Table: Asthma and COPD Preparations and Compatible Devices

Available presentations of bronchodilators and anti-inflammatories.

Table: Combination Inhalers for the Treatment of COPD

Key information on COPD combination inhalers.

Table: Influenza Vaccines 2021/2022

Influenza vaccines available for the 2021/22 flu season.

Table: Influenza Vaccines, Which Vaccine to Offer

Flu vaccine recommendations by age group for 2021/22.

Drug Sections (3)

Respiratory system in the News

Intal asthma inhaler to be discontinued

Intal asthma inhaler to be discontinued

The asthma preventer inhaler Intal (sodium cromoglicate)...

Further salmeterol/fluticasone MDI launched

Further salmeterol/fluticasone MDI launched

Prescribers can now choose from seven metered-dose...

Additional tiotropium inhaler available to prescribe

Additional tiotropium inhaler available to prescribe

Acopair is delivered by the dry powder NeumoHaler device.