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Using your Blue Reliever Inhaler 3 or more times a week for your asthma might mean you are relying on it too much.1,3,4
This could be a sign that your asthma is not well controlled, putting you at increased risk of an asthma attack.1,3,4
Take this short test to see if you are one of the many people who rely too much on their Blue Reliever Inhaler.1,2
Here lies a video of Tiffany Taylor, a lady too reliant on her reliever inhaler, WATCH and it’ll help you consider your blue, SHARE and it might help others, too
The Reliever Reliance Test is adapted from the validated and globally used Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire5 and has been developed by leading expert in behavioural medicine, Professor Rob Horne, with colleagues from the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG). It was fully funded by AstraZeneca UK Limited. The Asthma Right Care initiative is a global movement led by the IPCRG funded by AstraZeneca globally.
This is not medical advice DO NOT stop or change your asthma medication without consulting your healthcare professional. It is important to continue to take your Blue Reliever Inhaler as directed by your healthcare professional, including during any worsening of your asthma or prior to exercise.
IPCRG VERSION 2.0
1. Global Initiative for Asthma. (GINA). Available at: https://ginasthma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Main-pocket-guide_2020_04_03-final-wms.pdf (Last accessed: October 2020).
2. Quint J, et al. E-Poster #2629. Presented at the 2020 European Respiratory Society International Congress 7–9 September 2020.
3. Price D, et al. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2014:12;24:14009
4. Azzi EA, et al. BMJ Open. 2019:14;9(8):e028995.
5. Horne R, et al. Psychology & Health. 1999;14(1):1–24
This website is an international information resource for people with an interest in SABA/blue reliever inhaler over-reliance in asthma.