Preventive aerosols and inhalations

Preventive aerosols and inhalations

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The Preventive aerosols and inhalations subcategory of medicines is also known as ICS (inhaled corticosteroids) and inhaled corticosteroids and other preventive medicines.

Consumers: If you have any questions about medicines, you can speak to one of our pharmacists at NPS Medicines Line by calling 1300 633 424. You can ring Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time (excluding NSW public holidays). For non-medicine products, further information may also be available from the manufacturer.

Related information - preventive aerosols and inhalations


02 Feb 2017 COPD medicines include bronchodilators which widen airways in the lungs to make breathing easier, and inhaled corticosteroids which reduce inflammation and swelling. Find out more about COPD medicines.
(Tool / resource)
11 Aug 2014 Use our interactive decision tool as part of ongoing asthma management in adults and children. It will help you step down treatment, based on asthma control
For health professionals (Medicine)
13 Jun 2014 Prescribe inhaled medicines to achieve asthma control with the minimum effective preventer treatment. Find out more:
For health professionals (Condition)
13 Jun 2014 Adjust treatment based on asthma control to find the minimum effective preventer treatment. Find out more:
(Medical test)
30 Apr 2014 A doctor may recommend a trial of asthma medicines to help diagnose asthma. Find out how they work
30 Apr 2014 Most people will need medicines to help treat their asthma, even when they don’t have symptoms. Find out about the different types and how to use them most effectively.
30 Apr 2014 Preventer medicines are taken regularly to help control persistent asthma symptoms and prevent asthma attacks. They usually come in an inhaler or 'puffer' device. Find out more.
30 Apr 2014 Read about the risk factors for asthma in children, how it is diagnosed and managed, and the affects of corticosteroid medicines.
20 Dec 2013 Fixed-dose combination medicines (FDCs) should be chosen according to clinical need, not solely based on possible improved adherence, convenience or cost advantages
(Media release)
01 Jun 2012 Writing in the latest edition of Australian Prescriber, Associate Professor Helen Reddel of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research says that personal asthma action plans are an important part of helping people recognise and respond to worsening asthma. However, only a small minority of adults have worked with their health professional to write one.

Active ingredients used in preventive aerosols and inhalations