Desktop Helper No. 6 - Evaluation of appropriateness of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy in COPD and guidance on ICS withdrawal

This 2-page Desktop Helper aims to be a practical guide for clinicians. It provides an algorithm to identify people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who might benefit from ICS treatment and those in whom it may not be appropriate, and an approach to withdrawing ICS in patients in whom it is not needed.

Authors: Miguel Román-Rodríguez,  Ioanna Tsiligianni, Siân Williams

Reviewers: Alan Kaplan, David Price

Editor: Tracey Lonergan

Funding: Self-funded by IPCRG

Date published: May 2020 (2nd edition)