Table 2

Inhaled corticosteroid prescribing by molecule in all children receiving inhaled corticosteroids for asthma and in children prescribed unlicensed doses (>800 mcg/day).

Inhaled corticosteroid% of total inhaled corticosteroid use by molecule% of unlicensed dose (>800 mcg/day) corticosteroid use molecule
Aged <5 yearsAged 5–11 yearsAged <5 yearsAged 5–11 years
Beclomethasone7763312
Budesonide715196
Fluticasone16237883