I was referring to its use generally, not whether teams were working out costs.Benotti69 said:WT cycling team doing the maths on inhalers...hmmm. Has to be that. Definitely not doping. No way!TheSpud said:I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was due to cost, ie Salbutamol is cheap as chips, but possibly only 75% as effective as others (e.g. Terbutaline) that are 4-5 times the price. That's me speculating but it could be a reason why Salbutamol is prescribed. In the UK its about £8 odd for a prescription - if Sal costs less than £8 and Terb is, say, £15+ then I can see why Sal would be prescribed.vedrafjord said:I never made any claims about usage in the UK or Australia. I mentioned the US in passing in one line of a larger post which you called "absolute rubbish" even though your own link says the same thing - that terbutaline inhalers are no longer available there.King Boonen said:Seriously? You ignore the more pertinent information such as the approval and info on inhalers in the UK and Australia and focus on the US? You are wrong. Accept it.
Back to the actual point - salbutamol is the most popular asthma drug in the world, as one of the most common drugs of any kind. It also doesn't require a TUE.
If you want to talk about the UK and Australia:
This article from Australian Prescriber journal http://www.australianprescriber.com/magazine/17/3/artid/87 lists salbutamol as one of the 50 most prescribed drugs in Australia but doesn't mention terbutaline.
This repost of 2007 NHS data showing the 100 most prescribed drugs in the UK http://www.pharmacy-forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4009 has salbutamol at number 5 but has no mention of terbutaline either.
So again, why did Yates take terbutaline and not salbutamol?