Budesonide Inhalers for COVID

Budesonide inhalers can be considered on a case by case basis for positive COVID cases.

DoH Bulletin summarises details of recent guidance

As always Red Whale summary breaks down the research and DoH advice into a useful guide for GPs to follow.

COVID in last 14 days and ongoing symptoms
Positive COVID test
>65 or >50 with co-morbidities (as per flu vaccine list)
Up to maximum 14 days inhaler use; or if inhaler runs out; or if symptoms run out - whichever comes first.

Please see the full guidelines in links above and check for any recent updates to these.

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