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The aim of this section is to give practical guidance on managing medicines in asthma and COPD in support of the national guidelines

How to choose the right type of inhaler for your patient

Matching the type of device to the patient is critical for optimal control and adherence to treatment.

The most cost effective inhaler treatment is the the one which a patient will actually use.

Asking a few questions and allowing patients to try different devices can ensure that they use the minimum dose needed to control symptoms and avoid any unwanted effects.