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Table. Australian Asthma Handbook Version 1.2 minor amendments

Change

Item(s) amended

Spelling change from ‘beclomethasone’ to ‘beclometasone’ to reflect new TGA terminology

Various throughout

Spelling change from ‘eformoterol’ to ‘formoterol’ to reflect new TGA terminology

Various throughout

Terminology change from ‘anticholinergic bronchodilator’ to ‘muscarinic antagonist’ to reflect international conventions

Various throughout, including Glossary

Terminology change from ‘breath-activated inhalers’ to ‘breath-actuated inhalers’ for clarity

Various throughout

Addition of new medications and/or indications to relevant lists:

  • fluticasone furoate
  • mepolizumab
  • omalizumab
  • tiotropium

Guide to preventer medicines

Table. Classification of asthma medicines

Table. Pregnancy safety categories for asthma and allergic rhinitis medicines

Table. Types of inhaler devices for delivering asthma and COPD medicines

Minor changes in tables or figures to improve clarity and/or formatting

Table. Non-emergency use of bronchodilators (relievers) in children aged 0–5 years

Table. Guide to selecting and adjusting asthma medication for adults and older adolescents

Table. Initial treatment choices (adults not already using a preventer)

Table. Local pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information services

Figure. Stepped approach to adjusting asthma medication in adults

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