Withdrawal of Alupent

The short-acting bronchodilator orciprenaline sulphate (Alupent) is to be withdrawn over the next year, following an unfavourable risk-benefit analysis by the MHRA.

It concluded that the adverse events associated with the drug outweigh its clinical benefits.

Patients who are currently receiving Alupent should be switched to a more selective ß2-agonist, such as salbutamol or terbutaline, as soon as possible.

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