Inhaler picture gallery

Images and descriptions for the most popular reliever inhalers for asthma in the UK.

Not sure which inhalers you're using and what they're for? Take a look at our picture gallery to find out. The list below includes:

Long-acting relievers (LABA)

A long-acting reliever inhaler is used as an add-on therapy alongside your preventer and reliever inhalers. They should never be used without a preventer inhaler. For more information, you can call our asthma nurse specialists on 0300 222 5800 (9am - 5pm; Mon - Fri). 

Atimos Modulite Metered-Dose Inhaler (Formoterol)

Atimos Modulite Metered-Dose Inhaler (Formoterol)

This inhaler can be used with a spacer.

Image: © Chiesi

Foradil Dry Powder Inhaler (Formoterol)

Foradil Dry Powder Inhaler (Formoterol)

Image: © Novartis

Formoterol Easyhaler (Formoterol)

Formoterol Easyhaler (Formoterol)

Image: © Orion

Oxis Turbohaler (Formoterol)

Oxis Turbohaler (Formoterol)

Also available in 12mg dose.

Image: © AstraZeneca

Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol)

Serevent Accuhaler (Salmeterol)

Image: © GlaxoSmithKline

Serevent, Accuhaler and the shape of the Accuhaler/Diskus device are registered trade marks of the GSK group of companies.

Serevent Evohaler (Salmeterol)

Serevent Evohaler (Salmeterol)

This inhaler can be used with a spacer.

Image: © GlaxoSmithKline

Serevent and Evohaler are registered trade marks of the GSK group of companies.

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Vertine Metered-Dose Inhaler (Salmeterol)

This inhaler can be used with a spacer.

Long-acting relievers (LAMA)

Spiriva Respimat (Tiotropium Bromide)

Spiriva Respimat (Tiotropium Bromide)

Image: © Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

Short-acting relievers

A short-acting reliever inhaler is an essential 'on-the-spot' treatment to give you relief from asthma symptoms and asthma attacks.If you are using your reliever inhaler more than three times a week, this is a sign that your asthma is not well controlled, so see your GP or asthma nurse. 

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Airomir Autohaler (Salbutamol)

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Airomir Metered-Dose Inhaler (Salbutamol)

This inhaler can be used with a spacer.

Bricanyl Turbohaler (Turbutaline)

Bricanyl Turbohaler (Turbutaline)

Image: © AstraZeneca

Easyhaler Salbutamol

Easyhaler Salbutamol

Image: © Orion

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Salamol Easi-Breathe (Salbutamol)

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Salamol Metered-Dose Inhaler (Salbutamol)

This inhaler can be used with a spacer.

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Salbulin Novolizer (Salbutamol)

Ventolin Accuhaler (Salbutamol)

Ventolin Accuhaler (Salbutamol)

Image: © GlaxoSmithKline

Ventolin, Accuhaler and the shape of the Accuhaler/Diskus device are registered trade marks of the GSK group of companies.

Ventolin Evohaler (Salbutamol)

Ventolin Evohaler (Salbutamol)

This inhaler can be used with a spacer.

Image: © GlaxoSmithKline

Ventolin and Evohaler are registered trade marks of the GSK group of companies.

Last updated April 2016

 

Next review due April 2019