Limited coverage drugs – salbutamol nebules and solutions

Generic name / strength / form

salbutamol nebules and solutions

Special Authority criteria

Approval period

1. Person who has cognitive impairment and who has had an unsuccessful trial in the use of an inhaler attached to an aerochamber with a mouthpiece.


2. Person who is living independently and either suffers from severe upper extremity disability or lacks fine motor co-ordination to a degree that precludes effective inhaler techniques, even when aided by inhaler-assistance devices.


3. Resident of a long-term care facility who regularly requires the administration of three or more inhaled medications at least three times daily.


4. Person who has difficulty generating adequate inspiratory effort to achieve therapeutic benefit from an inhaler with an aerochamber.


Practitioner exemptions

  • None

Special notes

  • Special Authority is not required for individuals 18 years and younger.

Special Authority requests