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Description: The Lung Health Foundation’s Respiratory Medications Reference provides a comprehensive overview of various respiratory medications for clinicians. It offers information on drugs based upon purpose, minimum age, maximum daily dose, and other indicators.

Owner/Author: Lung Health Foundation
Year: 2022
Patient Population: Pediatric, Adult
Format: PDF
Relevant Quality Statement: Asthma Medication

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Family Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Respiratory Therapists
  • Certified Respiratory Educators

When might they use this tool?

  • When patients are newly diagnosed with asthma
  • When patients require a medication switch in the same class of medications
  • When patients do not have controlled asthma
  • When patients require a change in medication and/or require additional medications

Why might they use this tool?

  • To access a reference table that guides asthma medication prescription
  • To provide, at a glance, medication other than inhalers available to patients with asthma
  • To show Ontario Drug Benefit coverage information

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool is a digital guide that is also printable
  • This tool is a pocket guide

LHF has developed the Tool descriptions and Decision Support Guidance with support from Tool authors, and a team of clinical- and research-based experts. If you would like to submit proposed revisions to a Tool, please reach out to us via the “Connect With Us” banner on the Toolkit homepage.