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Review of medication

At your annual medical review your doctor may discuss the following; How you are taking your medication. The dose of your medication. Any changes to your medication. If you have had a hospital admission or exacerbation you may be offered “stand by” or “rescue medication” to keep at home and take at the first sign […]


If you have been in the Amber Zone for 24 – 48 hours and are not feeling any better – its time to alert your GP/Respiratory Nurse. You may need to start your Rescue Medication (antibiotics and steroids) which your GP/Nurse can provide. If you have Rescue Medication at home use it when: Your sputum […]

What to expect from an asthma review?

The nurse/doctor will ask you about your symptoms, what triggers them and what helps relieve or reduce them. They will discuss your treatment plan and agree what actions you should take if your asthma gets worse. You should be given a personal action plan and sometimes a ‘stand by’ or ‘rescue medication’ course of tablets […]