Asthma inhalers – new information leaflets

February 2, 2012

We have published new information leaflets about medicines that are inhaled (breathed in) for asthma. Your child’s doctor may prescribe one or more of these medicines for asthma.

Three of the leaflets cover medicines used for prevention of asthma (this is sometimes called prophylaxis) – beclometasonefluticasone and salmeterol. These should not be used during an asthma attack (sudden onset of wheezing and breathlessness).

One leaflet is about the medicine salbutamol, which may be used during an asthma or wheezing attack.

Our general information leaflet on how to use asthma inhalers is also available.