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Table 4 How to achieve a quadrupling dose for participants on a combination inhaler

From: FourFold Asthma Study (FAST): a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical cost-effectiveness of temporarily quadrupling the dose of inhaled steroid to prevent asthma exacerbations

Current treatment Additional treatment options
  Option 1 Option 2
Seretide MDI 50/25 2 puffs bd FP 50, 6 puffs bd FP 125, 3 puffs bd
Seretide MDI 125/25, 2 puffs bd FP 125, 6 puffs bd FP 250, 3 puffs bd
Seretide MDI 250/25, 2 puffs bd FP 250, 6 puffs bd N/A
Seretide Accuhaler 100/50 1 puff bd FP Disk 100, 3 puffs bd N/A
Seretide Accuhaler 250/50 1 puff bd FP Disk 250, 3 puffs bd N/A
Seretide Accuhaler 500/50 1 puff bd FP Diskhaler 500, 3 puffs bd N/A
Symbicort Turbo 100/6 1 puff bd Bud Turbo 100, 3 puffs bd N/A
Symbicort Turbo 100/6 2 puffs bd Bud Turbo 100, 6 puffs bd Bud Turbo 200, 3 puffs bd
Symbicort Turbo 200/6 1 puff bd Bud Turbo 200, 3 puffs bd N/A
Symbicort Turbo 200/6 2 puffs bd Bud Turbo 200, 6 puffs bd Bud Turbo 400, 3 puffs bd
Symbicort Turbo 200/6 4 puffs bd Bud Turbo 400, 6 puffs bd N/A
Symbicort Turbo 400/12 1 puff bd Bud Turbo 400, 3 puffs bd N/A
Symbicort Turbo 400/12 2 puffs bd Bud Turbo 400, 6 puffs bd N/A
Fostair MDI 100/6, 1 puff bd QVAR MDI 100, 3 puffs bd N/A
Fostair MDI 100/6, 2 puffs bd QVAR MDI 100, 6 puffs bd N/A
Flutiform MDI 50/5, 2 puff bd FP MDI 50, 6 puffs bd N/A
Flutiform MDI 125/5, 2 puffs bd FP MDI 125, 6 puffs bd FP MDI 250, 3 puffs bd
Flutiform MDI 250/10, 2 puffs bd FP MDI 250, 6 puffs bd N/A
  1. bd twice daily, Bud budesonide, FP fluticasone dipropionate, MDI metered-dose inhaler