Salamol MDI Prescribing in preference to Ventolin MDI

Salamol MDI Prescribing in preference to Ventolin MDI

January 8, 2020

East Berkshire prescribers will be changing their prescribing to use Salamol® MDI in preference to Ventolin® MDI. This is being done to reflect a recent study in BMJ Open which highlighted that the carbon footprint of Salamol® MDI is 9,870g CO2e per inhaler compared to 25,260g CO2e per inhaler for Ventolin® MDI. This change will contribute to a reduction in the carbon footprint of prescribing within East Berkshire.

Reference: Wilkinson AJK, Braggins R, Steinbach I, et al. Costs of switching to low global warming potential inhalers. An economic and carbon footprint analysis of NHS prescription data in England. BMJ Open 2019;9:e028763. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028763




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