Visual guide to respiratory devices: Relievers - long acting + preventers - steroidal + anticholinergics - long acting

Images and key features of inhalers available on prescription containing a long-acting reliever drug plus a steroidal preventer and a long-acting anticholinergic.

Last updated 25th November 2020: added Enerzair Breezhaler



TRIMBOW Chiesi
Formoterol 6 microgram, beclometasone 100 microgram, glycopyrronium 10 microgram
Long acting reliever/preventer/anticholinergic–metered dose inhaler
Price: 120-actuation unit=£44.50
Actuation counter: Yes
Compatible spacer: AeroChamber Plus


ENERZAIR BREEZHALER Novartis
Indacaterol 114 microgram, mometasone 136 microgram, glycopyrronium 45 microgram
Long acting reliever/preventer/anticholinergic–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 30 caps plus inhaler=£44.40 (with or without attachable sensor)
Priming: Load each time with individual capsule; requires dexterity
Actuation check: Audible/visual/lactose taste


TRELEGY ELLIPTA GSK
Vilanterol 22 microgram, fluticasone 92 microgram, umeclidinium 55 microgram
Long acting reliever/preventer/anticholinergic–breath actuated inhaler, dry powder
Price: 30-actuation unit=£44.50
Priming: Preloaded, primed by opening; requires minimal dexterity
Actuation counter: Yes
Actuation check: Visual/audible
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