I'm currently on seretide 125 (bd) and have been using this for quite a while (along with montelukast) and my asthma is now fairly well controlled - I was discharged from my consultant earlier this year.
However, I received a letter from my gp surgery telling me that they would like to offer me the chance to try fostair.
I understand that basically it contans beclometasone (instead of fulticasone) and formeterol (instead of salmeterol), and the letter also says that because the drugs are dissolved rather than suspended in the propellant there is better delivery to the lungs.
They say that I would be using it the same amount as I currently use seretide (bd), but does anyone have any advice about whether it would be worth a try?
A few years ago I would've jumped at the chance to try something new because my asthma was poorly controlled, but now I am reluctant in case I go backwards!
Also I was a bit concerned to read on this website elmmb.nhs.uk/joint-medicine... that fostair isn't liscenced for use in under 18s, but I'm assuming that must have changed else my surgery wouldn't be offering it.
Anyway, any advice would be appreciated, thanks x