I'm new here. I have chronic asthma and have been successfully managing my asthma with Ventolin / Seretide for years, or so I thought. Since December I developed a sore throat, coughing up plenty of mucus, now chest feels tight. I have been told it is the current viral infection doing the rounds, just taking ages to clear, which is probably why I feel so ill. However, I have been told to stop using my Seretide immediately and swop to Fostair100/6 as apparently the Seretide makes mucus production much worse, which isn't helping me at the moment.
1. Is it OK to stop Seretide immediately and start Fostair100/6?
2. Is the prescribing of Seretide being reduced due to cost?
2. How is Fostair100/6 as a preventer for asthma?