Asthma in Australia 2008
1. Least potent includes Becotide 100, Becotide MDI 100, Qvar 50, Qvar 50 autohaler, Pulmicort meter aero 100, Pulmicort turbuhaler, Alvesco 80, Flixotide jnr accuhaler, Flixotide jnr Oral pressurised inhalation 50 micrograms per dose (120 doses) CFC-free formulation, Seretide accuhaler 100/50, Seretide MDI 50/25, Symbicort turbuhaler 100/6.
2. Intermediate level includes Respocort inhaler Becloforte MDI 250, Respocort autohaler 250, Qvar 100, Qvar 100 autohaler, Pulmicort respules, Pulmicort meter aero 200, Pulmicort turbuhaler, Alvesco 160, Flixotide accuhaler, Flixotide, Seretide accuhaler 250/50, Seretide MDI 125/25, Symbicort turbuhaler 200/6.
3. Most potent includes Pulmicort respules, Pulmicort turbuhaler, Flixotide accuhaler, Flixotide, Seretide accuhaler 500/50, Seretide MDI 250/25, Symbicort turbuhaler 400/12.
4. Adults have been classified according to the most potent formulation of inhaled corticosteroid prescription they received in 2006.
Sources: Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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