High dose single ingredient ICS Inhalers

Coding system
Dictionary of Medicines and Devices
Codelist ID

  • 2020-05-13


A list of high dose single ingredient inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) preparations at VMP and AMP from the NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices.


This codelist is based on the OpenPrescribing.net measure of prescribing of high dose ICS which itself is derived from British Thoracic/SIGN guidance. It includes

  • Inhalers where form-route is pressurizedinhalation.inhalation OR powderinhalation.inhalation


  • BNF codes related to ICS. Full details of BNF codes included can be read in the Jupyter noptebook below.


Signed off by

  • Brian MacKenna, (May 13, 2020)
  • Richard Croker, (May 13, 2020)
type id bnf_code nm
amp 3179811000001108 0302000C0AAACAC Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler (A A H Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
amp 3180011000001102 0302000C0AAACAC Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler (Mylan)
amp 3180911000001103 0302000C0AAACAC Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler (Alliance Healthcare (Distribution) Ltd)
amp 4774011000001109 0302000C0AAACAC Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler (Teva UK Ltd)
amp 7379311000001100 0302000C0AAACAC Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler (Kent Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
amp 11400811000001102 0302000C0AAACAC Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler (Almus Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
amp 17833911000001100 0302000C0AAACAC Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler (Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd)
amp 3180211000001107 0302000C0BBAAAC Becloforte 250micrograms/dose inhaler (GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd)
amp 3182411000001107 0302000C0BEABAU AeroBec Forte 250 Autohaler (Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
amp 3180611000001109 0302000C0BFACAC Beclazone 250 inhaler (Teva UK Ltd)
amp 3182611000001105 0302000C0BFAFAU Beclazone 250 Easi-Breathe inhaler (Teva UK Ltd)
amp 3174111000001102 0302000C0BIAFBK Asmabec 250 Clickhaler (Focus Pharmaceuticals Ltd)
amp 10619611000001102 0302000C0BPADBW Clenil Modulite 250micrograms/dose inhaler (Chiesi Ltd)
amp 36603811000001107 0302000C0BTADBW Soprobec 250micrograms/dose inhaler (Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd)
amp 3228711000001106 0302000K0BBAIAH Pulmicort 400 Turbohaler (AstraZeneca UK Ltd)
amp 10074411000001100 0302000K0BGACAH Easyhaler Budesonide 400micrograms/dose dry powder inhaler (Orion Pharma (UK) Ltd)
amp 3103511000001100 0302000N0BBAFAF Flixotide 250microgram disks (GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd)
amp 3185211000001103 0302000N0BBAUAU Flixotide 500micrograms/dose Accuhaler (GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd)
amp 2831211000001109 0302000N0BBBABC Flixotide 250micrograms/dose Evohaler (GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd)
vmp 35908811000001103 0302000C0AAACAC Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler
vmp 35908611000001102 0302000C0AAAUAU Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose breath actuated inhaler
vmp 35908711000001106 0302000C0AABKBK Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose dry powder inhaler
vmp 10621111000001100 0302000C0AABWBW Beclometasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler CFC free
vmp 35912711000001106 0302000K0AAAHAH Budesonide 400micrograms/dose dry powder inhaler
vmp 36059511000001106 0302000N0AAAFAF Fluticasone propionate 250microgram inhalation powder blisters
vmp 36059711000001101 0302000N0AAAPAP Fluticasone propionate 500microgram inhalation powder blisters with device
vmp 320605000 0302000N0AAAUAU Fluticasone propionate 500micrograms/dose dry powder inhaler
vmp 320615006 0302000N0AABCBC Fluticasone 250micrograms/dose inhaler CFC free