Table. Definitions of ICS dose levels in adults
|Inhaled corticosteroid||Daily dose (mcg)|
|Beclometasone dipropionate †||100–200||250–400||>400|
† Dose equivalents for Qvar (TGA-registered CFC-free formulation of beclometasone dipropionate).
*Fluticasone furoate is not available as a low dose. TGA-registered formulations of fluticasone furoate contain a medium or high dose of fluticasone furoate and should only be prescribed as one inhalation once daily.
Note: The potency of generic formulations may differ from that of original formulations. Check TGA-approved product information for details.
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GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd. Product Information: Breo (fluticasone furoate; vilanterol) Ellipta. Therapeutic Goods Administration, Canberra, 2014. Available from: https://www.ebs.tga.gov.au/
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