I've recently been given an asthma action plan, which when the gp gave it to me, made sense, but now I'm unsure.
So it says: if use reliever more than 4 times a week, symptoms return or peak flow goes below 450 (best 570), to increase seretide to 4 puffs twice a day and ventolin up to 2 puffs every 4 hours.
So in the last 7 days I've only used ventolin 3 times (Actually all in the last two days) and pf yesterday was 440 and today 420 (taken first thing before preventer).
Q1. Do I have to wait to fill all criteria or the fact that my pf is less than 450, is enough to start the action plan?
Q2. Do I have 2 puffs of ventolin every 4 hours aswel as the increase in seretide? Or just one or the other?
It says if pf hasn't improved above 450 after 48 hours to see gp urgently.
Q3. Is that still taking pf before the preventer? Or take the preventer then measure pf? Seretide has a long acting dilator so ought to improve pf.
Q4.If it does improve within 48 hours, how long should I stay on the increased dose?
Sorry for all the questions!