New MIMS table helps prescribers choose asthma inhalers

Prescribers can now turn to a handy MIMS comparison table for help deciding on suitable combination inhalers for their asthma patients.

Prescribers have an increasing number of asthma inhalers to choose from. | VOISIN/PHANIE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

With the ever-increasing range of LABA/corticosteroid asthma combination inhalers, including three devices launched just this year, the new MIMS table allows a quick comparison of all the possible options.

The table provides essential information for healthcare professionals prescribing a LABA/corticosteroid combination device for the first time, either when stepping up treatment in patients not adequately controlled on an inhaled corticosteroid and a short-acting β2 agonist, or when starting a combination inhaler in patients already adequately controlled on a LABA and a corticosteroid taken separately.

It is also designed to help prescribers looking for an alternative LABA/corticosteroid device where the existing choice is unsuitable.

The table summarises the following key information:

  • Metered/pre-dispensed and delivered doses
  • Inhaler type (breath-actuated or pressurised metered-dose)
  • Dose counter and confirmation features
  • Compatible spacers
  • Age range for use
  • Suitability for combined maintenance and reliever therapy.

All currently available LABA/corticosteroid inhalers are included, and the table will be updated as further products become available.

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