Clenil Modulite inhaler (also referred to as brown inhaler) is used to help prevent the symptoms of mild, moderate or severe asthma. It contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate. Beclometasone is a corticosteroid which are often referred to simply as steroids. The inhaler comes in four different strengths, Your doctor will have decided which strength you need depending on the severity of your asthma condition.
Clenil Modulite inhaler
£16.99 – £28.99
What is Clenil Modulite inhaler?
Clenil Modulite inhaler (also referred to as brown inhaler) is used to help prevent the symptoms of mild, moderate or severe asthma. It contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate. Beclometasone is a corticosteroid which are often referred to simply as steroids. The inhaler comes in four different strengths, your doctor will have decided which strength you need depending on the severity of your asthma condition.
It comes in strengths of:
- 50 micrograms per actuation pressurised inhalation solution
- 100 micrograms per actuation pressurised inhalation solution
- 200 micrograms per actuation pressurised inhalation solution
- 250 micrograms per actuation pressurised inhalation solution
How does it work?
As Clenil Modulite inhaler is a steroid inhaler, it has an anti-inflammatory effect in the airways. This eases breathing issues associated with asthma, as it reduces the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs. It is used for asthma management and is to be used regularly.
How is Clenil Modulite inhaler used?
For Inhalation Use.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure.
It takes a few days for your inhaler to work. It is very important that you use it regularly. Do not stop treatment even if you feel better unless told to do so by your doctor. Do not stop using your inhaler abruptly.
The doses use to control your asthma may be higher than the doses given below. Your doctor will prescribe the lowest dose of Clenil Modulite that will control your symptoms. Please note that Pingamed will not issue medicines above the recommended starting doses, please see your doctor/nurse/pharmacist working in your doctors surgery if you are taking higher doses than that doses listed below.
The common starting doses is:
Clenil Modulite 50 micrograms: Adults and the elderly: 200 micrograms (4 puffs) twice a day
Clenil Modulite 100 micrograms: Adults and the elderly: 200 micrograms (2 puffs) twice a day
Clenil Modulite 200 micrograms: Adults and the elderly only: 200 micrograms (1 puff) twice a day
Clenil Modulite 250 micrograms: Adults and the elderly only: 500 micrograms (2 puffs) twice a day
Do not use your inhaler more often than the doctor told you to. Tell your doctor if your medicine does not seem to be working as well as usual, as your chest problem may be getting worse and you may need a different medicine.
Instructions of how to use your inhaler (follow the step by step instructions)
Prime your inhaler (before use)
1- Remove the mouthpiece cover, hold between the thumb and forefinger, squeeze gently and pull apart. Check inside and outside to make sure that the mouthpiece is clean, and that there are no foreign objects.
2- If the inhaler is new or if it has not been used for three days or more, one puff should be released into the air to make sure that it works.
Using your inhaler
1- Hold the inhaler upright as shown, with your thumb on the base, below the mouthpiece. Breathe out as far as is comfortable.
2- Place the mouthpiece in your mouth between your teeth and close your lips around it but do not bite it.
3- Just after starting to breathe in through your mouth press down on the top of the inhaler to release a puff while still breathing in steadily and deeply
4- Hold your breath; take the inhaler from your mouth and your finger from the top of the inhaler. Continue holding your breath for a few seconds or as long as is comfortable. Breathe out slowly.
5- If you are to take another puff, keep the inhaler upright and wait about half a minute before repeating steps 1 to 5.
6- After use always replace the mouthpiece cover to keep out dust and fluff. Replace firmly and snap into position.
Important: Do not rush steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
It is important that you start to breathe in as slowly as possible just before operating the inhaler.
Brushing your teeth, or thoroughly rinsing your mouth with water immediately after each dose may help prevent thrush.
What are the common side-effects of Clenil Modulite inhaler?
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Clenil Modulite inhaler may cause the following side effects:
Very Common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
- Thrush in the mouth and throat. This is more likely if the daily dose taken is greater than 400 micrograms. Thrush can be treated with antifungal medicines whilst you continue to use Clenil Modulite. Brushing your teeth, or horoughly rinsing your mouth with water immediately after each dose may help prevent thrush.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Hoarse voice or a sore throat or tongue. Using a Volumatic spacer device or rinsing your mouth with water immediately after using your inhaler may help prevent this. If you notice an immediate increase in wheezing, shortness of breath and cough straight after using your inhaler, stop using Clenil Modulite and use a quick-acting ‘reliever’ inhaler immediately. Contact your doctor straight away. Your doctor will review your asthma and may change your treatment and may prescribe a different inhaler to treat your asthma.
Who can not use Clenil Modulite inhaler?
Do not use Clenil Modulite inhaler if:
you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine or to any other medicines used to treat asthma.
to treat a sudden attack of breathlessness. It will not help. Use a quick-acting ‘reliever’ inhaler for this purpose and carry it with you at all times.
Please refer to the following Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) to find more information (including side effects) about Clenil Modulite inhalers. For Clenil Modulite 50, 100, 200, 250 micrograms inhaler PIL, please refer to:
50mcg, 100mcg, 200mcg