Loch Ness East & Strathnairn Medical Practice

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Salbutamol inhaler Switch to Easyhaler

Posted on June 20th, 2023

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Easyhaler Switch – Letter 

Riverside Highland Medical Group is committed to reducing carbon emissions. As part of a trial to reduce our carbon footprint and global warming, we are moving away from the use of Salbutamol pressurised meter dose inhalers. Switching your prescription to the Easybreath dry powder inhaler (shown below) has a number of advantages:

  1. Reduction in carbon emissions and environmental impact

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng80/resources/inhalers-for-asthma-patient-decision-aid-pdf-6727144573

  1. Easier to use for patients – links on how to use the inhalers are below

https://www.asthmaandlung.org.uk/living-with/inhaler-videos/easyhaler

https://www.rightbreathe.com/medicines/easyhaler-salbutamol-sulfate-100microgramsdose-dry-powder-inhaler-orion-pharma-uk-ltd-200-dose/?s=salbutamol&device_type=&drug_class=&drug_name=&device_type=

If you are unable to access the above links, you can either use the drug information leaflet, or ask your local pharmacist on how to use.

  1. Is in line with the local recommendations by NHS Highland

https://tam.nhsh.scot/formularies/highland-formulary/respiratory-system/bronchodilators/beta2-agonists/inhaled-short-acting-beta2-agonists-saba/

  1. Counter indicating how many doses are left in the inhaler (red circle)

Your prescription will be changed in time for your next order.

Thank you for helping us take care of you and the environment.

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