The way forward: dry powder inhalers should only be switched with physician agreement and patient training

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Assessment of pharmaceutical performance, patient behaviour and clinical outcomes shows that dry powder inhalers cannot be used interchangeably, even if they contain the same active chemical entity. Consequently, there should be no switching of device without the involvement of the physician and appropriate training for the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-37
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • dry powder inhalers
  • asthma
  • generic substitution

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