Combined inhalers overused in children

In a review of paediatric asthma management, respiratory physicians Dr Paul Robinson and Dr Peter Van Asperen wrote that combination inhalers were being overused, despite ongoing safety concerns and international guideline recommendations.

Dr Robinson, from the department of respiratory medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW, told MO the overuse of combination inhalers in children was a worldwide trend. “The most common situation for us is when we are referred children to our respiratory clinic where they have been managed by a