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ICS/LABA INHALERS

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My wife’s doc’s are talking about changing her to these types of inhaler. At the moment she carries a salbutamol inhaler for flare ups and uses serevent and ciclesonide (Alvesco) inhalers and is on itraconazole for an aspergillus growth in one of her lungs. Anyone on these inhalers and have they found these to be better or worse than the inhalers they were on previously and any problems at all with changing over to the new type of inhaler? Can these inhalers be used with her medication?

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Tototcx

My understanding is that Serevent is a LABA and ciclesonide IS an ICS ( inhaled corticosteroid) so it seems she's already taking them. Do they want to change to another type or different drugs in the same family?

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Desanthony in reply to Tototcx

Got to say she got the impression no one was really sure about the inhalers she was on as never heard of ciclesonide until she was on their books. Though it seems they are looking at combination inhalers with both in which she used to take some years ago but as she continued being I’ll about half a dozen times a year the Doc changed to separate inhalers as she may do better keeping the separate. Then when aspergillus growth found she had all inhalers bar ventolin changed.

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Tototcx in reply to Desanthony

I think you'll probably find that different doctors favour different regimes. Perhaps ask why they want to change?

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