Anyone else had a letter from their surgery informing them of a change to their medication from Seretide to Flutiform? Thing is I have had no consultation and my hospital specialist will not know about it. And when I research it I find it looks like a cost-cutting exercise by the Primary Care Trust rather than a clinical decision.
I am hoping to discuss with the surgery later today.
Flutiform is new, contains an extra active ingredient, has been a long time getting EU approval, is not licensed for the under 12s, has some contra-indications and appears to have ONLY been tested on the 12-18 group and only for asthma.
Now I have COPD but that includes for me broncheaectisis (is that right?) and asthma. So I am on seretide, tiotrope, carbocistene along with aspirin for arrythmia. (And penicillin 'cos of the AML 10 years ago)
I find that at my dosage of Seretide (250 mg x3 x2pd) Flutiform will save £13 a day!
It might be good, it might be better - but I get no choice; its unilateral!