Saturday, May 23, 2009

Inhalers and How to Use

1) Metered dose inhalers:

· Vental: Salbutamol (100mcg/dose).

· Ventoline: Salbutamol (100mcg).

· Atrovent: Ipratropium bromide (20mcg).

· Combivent: Salbutamol (100mcg) + Ipratropium bromide (200mcg).

· Clinil Compostum: Salbutamol (100mcg) + Beclomethasone dipropionate (50mcg).

· Clinil Forte: Beclomethasone dipropionate (250mcg).

· Beclasone: Beclomethasone dipropionate (20mcg).

· Berotec: Fenoterol hydrobromide (200mcg).

· Pulmicort: Budesonide (200mcg).

2) Handihalers: as Spiriva: Tiotropium (18mcg).

3) Diskus:

· Ventoline: Salbutamol (200mcg).

· Seretide: Salmeterol (50mcg) + Fluticasone propionate (250/500mcg).

· Flixotide: Fluticasone propionate (50/100mcg).

· Serevent: Salmeterol (25mcg).

4) Turbohalers: as Symbicort: Formoterol (4.5mcg) + Budesonide (160mcg).

5) Caps-halers:

· Foradil: Formoterol fumarate (12mcg/cap.).

· Miflonide: Budesonide (400mcg/cap.).

6) Aerosols:

· Atrovent: Ipratropium bromide.

· Farcoline: Salbutamol (0.5mg/ml).

· Combivent: Salbutamol (0.1mg) + Ipratropium bromide (0.2mg).

7) Others:

· Spinhalers: as Intal: Na cromoglycate (5mg/dose).

· Medihaler: Isoprenaline sulphate (80mcg).

· Rotahalers: not used in Egypt.

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