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Drug Safety Update: Pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDI): risk of airway obstruction from aspiration of loose objects

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a drug safety update. Pharmacists are advised to remind patients to check and remove the mouthpiece cover properly before inhaling a dose and to shake the inhaler to remove loose objects that may have become trapped in the inhaler during storage. The mouthpiece cover should be replaced securely after use.


Further details of the update and advice for healthcare professionals is available on the MHRA website.