The manufacturer of Becodisks® has announced that this product will be discontinued in 2012. Ventodisks® were discontinued in 2006.
The letter cites "low and declining demand" and the availability of appropriate alternatives as the reasons for the decision to discontinue this product.
A from February 2012 the Becodisk Diskhaler packs in 100microgram, 200microgram and 400microgram with no longer be available in the UK. The Refill packs will no longer be available from May 2012.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this announcement. Patients who are currently prescribed this medication should be identified and offered appropriate alternatives.