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Bronchodilators are medicines in several classes that dilate the bronchioles and parts of the bronchus to help/ease respiration. There are methods of dilation that are licensed for use in different stages of different conditions. Here we state some of the medicines in sub-divisional classes of bronchodilator. We also give examples of products/brands and link to relevant external information.
- Salbutamol Tablets/Syrup – Ventolin, Generic – Ventolin Syrup SPC
- Salbutamol 100mcg MDI – Ventolin Evohaler, Salamol Inhaler, Generic salbutamol inhaler – Ventolin Evohaler SPC – Salamol SPC
- Salbutamol 100mcg Breath-actuated MDI – Salamol Easi-Breathe – Salamol Easi-Breathe SPC
- Salbutamol 100mcg DPI – Easyhaler Salbutamol – Easyhaler Salbutamol 100mcg SPC
- Salbutamol 200mcg DPI – Ventolin Accuhaler – Easyhaler Salbutamol 200mcg – Ventolin Accuhaler SPC – Easyhaler Salbutamol 200mcg SPC
- Terbutaline 500mcg DPI- Bricanyl Turbohaler – Bricanyl SPC
- Formoterol DPI – Oxis Turbohaler (6mcg and 12mcg) – Oxis 6mcg SPC – Oxis 12mcg SPC
- Formoterol 12mcg MDI – Atimos Modulite Inhaler (stored in the fridge whilst at the pharmacy, 3 months shelf life at ambient temperature below 30 degrees once dispensed) – SPC
- Aclidinium bromide 322mcg (375mcg metered) DPI – Eklira Genuair – SPC
- Umeclidinium bromide 55mcg DPI – NICE Evidence Summary Incruse Ellipta – SPC
Theophylline and Aminophylline
Theophylline tablets and capsules are available. Theophylline has a narrow therapeutic window. Differing bioavailability and strengths of various formulations mean that theophylline and aminophylline should ideally be prescribed by brand (in my opinion) once a suitable treatment is established for your patient.
Theophylline brands include:
- Neulin SA Tablets 175mg SPC
- Nuelin SA Tablets 250mg SPC
- Slophyllin Capsules 60mg, 125mg and 250mg SPC
- Uniphyllin Continus Tablets 200mg, 300mg and 400mg SPC
- Liquids are available, but these may be special obtain only – check with your local pharmacy as things change!
Aminophylline brands include:
- Phyllocontin Continus Tablets 225mg SPC
- Various generic injections are available – specialist only I would say
Compound Bronchodilator Inhalers
- Umeclidinium with vilanterol DPI – Anoro Ellipta – SPC
- Aclidinium with formoterol DPI – Duaklir Genuair – SPC
- Glycopyrronium with indacaterol DPI (insert capsule in device) – Ultibro – SPC
- Tiotropium with olodaterol MDI – Spiolto Respimat – SPC
Please note that the links to SPCs and other external documents are correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Always ensure that you are using the correct and up to date information – this is your responsibility, not ours. If you notice that any links are incorrect or need updating, please contact us.