After reading a recent post it started me wondering if the reason my asthma flared up again, a couple of months after switching inhalers and has been difficult to control since, is because the switch wasn’t equivalent to what I was taking before. 🤔
For years I had been on a high dose: 2 puffs twice a day of Duoresp Spiromax 320/9 and this wasn’t stopping exacerbations occurring a couple of times a year, but then the latest being only 3 months. I was swapped onto Fostair 100/6 on a MART. (Plus the usual steroids etc) After a couple of months and when I was on 2 puffs twice a day of the Fostair, the breathlessness came back almost before I had a chance to increase the Fostair, then I was straight back on pred etc. Could this be because I wasn’t getting as much medication as I was getting before, when I was on the high dose Duoresp. needed through my inhaler. I read that the Fostair 100/6 is a medium dose, albeit with finer particles 🤔difficult for me to compare apart from my original inhaler dose was classed as ‘high’ dose and the Fostair as a medium dose. What do you guys think?