Atectura Breezhaler 125micrograms / 62.5micrograms inhalation powder capsules with device (Sandoz Ltd) 30 capsule 3 x 10 capsules

Type Dry powder inhaler (DPI)
Medicine Indacaterol 125micrograms/dose + Mometasone 62.5micrograms/dose
Adult steroid dose Low adult steroid dose
Activation mechanism Breath actuated
Dose counter No dose counter
Price £17.49 / 30 days
(based on 1 puffs / day)
Inhaled corticosteroid information For children and adults, a total of 1 puffs/day gives a low dose of ICS
Steroid safety card recommendation (for adults) Steroid safety card not normally required
Licences
  • Adult Asthma Licence
  • Adolescent Asthma Licence (12 to adult)

Training material

Pathways

The use of each medicine included in Right Breathe has been considered in relation to international, national, and regional prescribing pathways. The pathway points at which this medicine is considered a viable prescribing option are included below. If you wish to view the entire pathway, click on its heading, from where you can also access all the prescribing options for each pathway and each pathway point.

Prescribing

Detailed prescribing information is provided below. This content has not been generated by the RightBreathe team, but has been integrated from a 3rd party solution: Multilex (provided by FirstDataBank). Use of this prescribing content is subject to the FirstDataBank disclaimer, which is set out in the "About" section of RightBreathe.

As RightBreathe is a bespoke decision support tool, it covers each and every individual known inhaler option on the UK market to a high level of specificity. Multilex, as a more general resource, does not offer the same level of specificity. There are therefore a small number of medicines for which there are discrepancies between RightBreathe and Multilex content, most notably in relation to licensed particulars and associated licensed doses.

Given the high level of specificity the RightBreathe team work to, details of the individual inhaler licence are most likely to be summarised accurately in the content provided at the top of this page, rather than in the Multilex content below. Where there is ambiguity, users may also wish to refer to individual summaries of product characteristics prior to prescribing.

Dosing

Asthma: Maintenance

Type Age Range Dose Licensed
Maintenance From 12 years 1 actuation - ONCE a DAY - inhalation - using a metered dose device

Safety Advice Warnings

Adverse effects (report/action)

  • If visual disturbances occur, perform ophthalmic evaluation
  • May reduce serum potassium levels
  • Systemic effects possible with any inhaled corticosteroid

Advice on drug withdrawal

  • Avoid abrupt withdrawal

Advice on possible excipients

  • Contains lactose

Discontinue due to test or exam

  • Discontinue if allergic reaction occurs
  • Discontinue if paradoxical bronchospasm occurs

Dose changes (other conditions)

  • Diabetic control may need adjustment
  • Maintain treatment at the lowest effective dose

Effects on laboratory tests

  • May cause changes to ECG

Patient Counselling

  • Advise patient not to exceed stated dose
  • Advise patient not to use for relief of acute attacks
  • Advise patient to report any blurred vision or any other eye symptoms
  • Advise patient to rinse mouth with water after each inhaled dose
  • Advise patient to seek medical advice if treatment is ineffective
  • Advise pt to seek medical attention if diff. swallowing or breathing occurs
  • Patients with diabetes may experience fluctuations in blood glucose

Pre-treatment points to consider

  • Correct electrolyte disorders before treatment

Recommended monitoring

  • Check patient is using correct inhaler technique
  • Consider monitoring ECG in patients at risk of QT prolongation
  • Monitor blood glucose closely in patients with diabetes mellitus
  • Monitor serum electrolytes

Safety/advice in other condition

  • Not suitable for acute treatment of asthma

Drug Interactions

With Risk Severity
(LEVACETYLMETHADOL) Hypokalaemia with high dose beta-agonist increases risk of arrhythmias Significant Risk: Usually avoid combination. Use combination only under special circumstances, taking any necessary action to reduce risk.
ATOMOXETINE May increase risk of cardiac effects Significant Risk: Usually avoid combination. Use combination only under special circumstances, taking any necessary action to reduce risk.
DOMPERIDONE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Significant Risk: Usually avoid combination. Use combination only under special circumstances, taking any necessary action to reduce risk.
SOTALOL Effect antagonised/ predisposing factors increase risk of arrhythmias Significant Risk: Usually avoid combination. Use combination only under special circumstances, taking any necessary action to reduce risk.
(ASTEMIZOLE) Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
(HALOFANTRINE) Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
(RETIGABINE) Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
(SODIUM STIBOGLUCONATE) Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
AJMALINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
AMIFAMPRIDINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
AMIODARONE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
ANAGRELIDE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
ARSENIC TRIOXIDE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
ARTEMETHER AND LUMEFANTRINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
AVAPRITINIB Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
AZITHROMYCIN Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
CHLOROQUINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
CILOSTAZOL Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
CIPROFLOXACIN Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
CITALOPRAM / ESCITALOPRAM Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
CLARITHROMYCIN Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
COCAINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
DELAMANID Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
DISOPYRAMIDE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
DRONEDARONE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
DROPERIDOL Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
ENTRECTINIB Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
ERYTHROMYCIN Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
ETELCALCETIDE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
FLECAINIDE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
FLUCONAZOLE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
GLASDEGIB Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
HALOPERIDOL Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
HYDROXYZINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
INOTUZUMAB Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
LEVOFLOXACIN Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
MELPERONE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
METHADONE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
MOXIFLOXACIN Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
ONDANSETRON Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
OSILODROSTAT Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
OSIMERTINIB Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
OXALIPLATIN Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
PAPAVERINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
PENTAMIDINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
PHENOTHIAZINES (QT 1) Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
PIMOZIDE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
PROPOFOL Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
QUINIDINE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
SELPERCATINIB Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
SERTINDOLE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
SEVOFLURANE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
SULPIRIDE Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
TERLIPRESSIN Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
VANDETANIB Predisposing factors may increase risk of arrhythmias Moderate Risk: Minimise risk. Take action necessary to reduce risk. Counsel patient.
ACE INHIBITORS WITH THIAZIDE DIURETICS Increased risk of hypokalaemia with high doses of beta agonist Low Risk: No action needed. Risk of adverse outcomes appears small and depends upon the condition of the patient. Counsel patient.
ACETAZOLAMIDE Increased risk of hypokalaemia with high doses of beta agonist Low Risk: No action needed. Risk of adverse outcomes appears small and depends upon the condition of the patient. Counsel patient.
ANGIOTENSIN II INHIBITORS AND THIAZIDE DIURETICS Increased risk of hypokalaemia with high doses of beta agonist Low Risk: No action needed. Risk of adverse outcomes appears small and depends upon the condition of the patient. Counsel patient.
BETA BLOCKER EYE DROPS May antagonise effect of each other Low Risk: No action needed. Risk of adverse outcomes appears small and depends upon the condition of the patient. Counsel patient.
BETA BLOCKERS May antagonise effect of each other Low Risk: No action needed. Risk of adverse outcomes appears small and depends upon the condition of the patient. Counsel patient.
BETA BLOCKERS AND THIAZIDE DIURETICS May antagonise effect of each other Low Risk: No action needed. Risk of adverse outcomes appears small and depends upon the condition of the patient. Counsel patient.
LOOP DIURETICS Increased risk of hypokalaemia with high doses of beta agonist Low Risk: No action needed. Risk of adverse outcomes appears small and depends upon the condition of the patient. Counsel patient.
THEOPHYLLINE Increased risk of hypokalaemia with high doses of beta agonist Low Risk: No action needed. Risk of adverse outcomes appears small and depends upon the condition of the patient. Counsel patient.
THIAZIDE DIURETICS Increased risk of hypokalaemia with high doses of beta agonist Low Risk: No action needed. Risk of adverse outcomes appears small and depends upon the condition of the patient. Counsel patient.

Precautions

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiovascular disorder
  • Cerebrovascular disorder
  • Chronic infection
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Epileptic disorder
  • Family history of long QT syndrome
  • Glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome
  • History of long QT syndrome
  • History of torsade de pointes
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoxia
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Myocardial infarction
  • New York Heart Association class III failure
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Uncontrolled systemic infection

Contraindications

  • Breastfeeding
  • Children under 12 years
  • Galactosaemia
  • Labour
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe hepatic impairment
  • Torsade de pointes

Side Effects

  • Adrenal suppression
  • Aggression
  • Angioedema
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Candidiasis
  • Cataracts
  • Central serous chorioretinopathy
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Cushingoid facies
  • Decrease in bone mineral density
  • Depression
  • Dysphonia
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing asthma
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Muscle spasm
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Oropharyngeal pain
  • Pruritus
  • Psychomotor hyperactivity
  • Rash
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tachycardia
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Visual disturbances