Drug Status Key

  • Preferred in Class
  • On Formulary
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Shared Care
  • Hospital Only


  • First Line
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • No Preference


Guide to acronyms used in this formulary:

  • SABA: Short acting beta2 agonist
  • LABA: Long acting beta2 agonist
  • SAMA: Short acting antimuscarinic antagonist
  • LAMA: Long acting antimuscarinic antagonist
  • ICS: Inhaled corticosteroid
  • LTRA: Leukotriene receptor antagonists
  • MART: Maintenance and reliever therapy
  • MDImetered dose inhaler
  • pMDI: pressurised metered dose inhaler
  • DPI: dry powder inhaler

This website is currently under development. Documents in the ‘Local Recommendations’ pages in each Therapeutic Section are current but the drug pages are still under construction. For the current East Kent formulary please see the note on the homepage.