Further salmeterol/fluticasone MDI launched

Prescribers can now choose from seven metered-dose salmeterol/fluticasone inhalers, following the launch of Avenor.

Avenor is the latest salmeterol/fluticasone MDI to be available in the UK. | Zentiva
Avenor is the latest salmeterol/fluticasone MDI to be available in the UK. | Zentiva

Avenor contains the long-acting beta agonist (LABA) salmeterol and the inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) fluticasone. It is indicated for regular treatment of asthma where use of a combination LABA/ICS is appropriate, in patients not adequately controlled with ICS and 'as needed' inhaled short-acting β2 agonist or those already adequately controlled on both ICS and LABA.

Three strengths of Avenor are available, providing a metered dose of 25 microgram salmeterol with fluticasone 50, 125 or 250 microgram (equivalent to a delivered dose of 23 microgram salmeterol with fluticasone 46, 115 or 230 microgram, respectively).

The lowest 25 microgram/50 microgram strength is licensed for use in children from the age of 4 years; the two higher strengths can be used in adults and adolescents from 12 years.

For patients who require a spacer for use with Avenor, AeroChamber Plus is the recommended device. 

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