- Corticosteroid Inhaler
- A "Preventer"
- Contains beclometasone dipropioante
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Clenil Modulite Online
Clenil Modulite Inhaler is a prescription only inhaled medication used for Asthma. It contains the ingredient beclometasone dipropioante which is part of the group of medications called corticosteroids or “steroids” for short. Corticosteroids work by reducing inflammation in the body. Clenil Modulite is an inhaled steroid, therefore it acts upon the small airways in the lungs, reducing swelling and irritation and easing breathing.
Inhaled corticosteroids, like Clenil Modulite, Flixotide, Pulmicort, and Qvar are one of the main medications used to help control Asthma symptoms. They are often known as “preventer” medications as they do not instantly relieve symptoms of Asthma, but instead, work over a long period of time to reduce the inflammation which causes the symptoms.
Since inflammation in the lungs is one of the main causes of Asthma symptoms, it is very important that a patient who has been diagnosed with Asthma is on the correct treatment to ensure their symptoms are kept under control. Patients who are using their reliever inhaler such as Ventolin, Salbutamol or Salamol more than twice a week, or who wake up in the night more than twice a week should be using a preventer inhaler like Clenil Modulite.
You can request to buy Clenil Modulite Inhaler via our website, however, you must have had this inhaler previously prescribed by a doctor or nurse who can fully assess your symptoms.
What is Clenil Modulite?
Clenil modulite is a preventer inhaler used by astmatics to control their asthma symptoms.
What is the ingredient of Clenil?
The ingredient of Clenil is Beclometasone Dipropiaonate
How do you use Clenil Modulite?
The dose you should take depends on what you have previously been prescribed by your doctor. The inhaler comes in 50, 100, 200 and 250microgram strengths.
In adults, it is commonly used twice a day but this can be altered for higher doses under the supervision of your Asthma doctor or nurse.
You should never stop taking your inhaled corticosteroid unless your doctor tells you to
Instructions for inhaler use:
1. To remove the mouthpiece cover, hold between the thumb and forefinger, squeeze gently and pull apart as shown. Check inside and outside to make sure that the mouthpiece is clean, and that there are no foreign objects.
Testing Your Inhaler: 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.
2. Hold the inhaler upright as shown, with your thumb on the base, below the mouthpiece. Breathe out as far as is comfortable.
3. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth between your teeth and close your lips around it but do not bite it.
4. 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
5. 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.
6. If you are to take another puff, keep the inhaler upright and wait about half a minute before repeating steps 2 to 5.
7. After use always replace the mouthpiece cover to keep out dust and fluff. Replace firmly and snap into position.
Important: Do not rush steps 2, 3, 4 and 5.
It is important that you start to breathe in as slowly as possible just before operating the inhaler. Practice in front of a mirror for the first few times.
If you see ‘mist’ coming from the top of the inhaler or the sides of your mouth, Clenil will not get into your lungs as it should. Take another puff, carefully following the instructions from Step 2 onwards.
People with weak hands or children may find it easier to hold the inhaler with both hands. Put the two forefingers on top of the inhaler and both thumbs on the bottom below the mouthpiece.
If you find it difficult to operate the inhaler while starting to breathe in you may use the Volumatic spacer device. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or a nurse about this device.
Its is important to rinse your mouth out after using CLenil Modulite inhaler.
How effective is Clenil Modulite?
The effectiveness of Clenil Inhaler is measured on a patient by patient basis. Many people find the ingredient Beclometasone very effective, whereas others may find a different corticosteroid is better at controlling their symptoms. This is why a regular Asthma review is very important to assess and control your symptoms
What are the side effects of clenil?
The most common side effects are:
- Allergic reactions including skin rashes, hives, itching or redness, or swelling of the face, eyes, lips and throat.
- Thrush in the mouth and throat.
- Hoarse voice or a sore throat or tongue.
Why is it so important to use my Clenil Inhaler regularly?
It is important to regularly use your Preventer inhaler such as Clenil to ensure that the inflammation in the lungs is kept at a minimum. Inflammation of the lungs is the main cause of symptoms such as shortness of breath, asthma attacks and wheeze. It can aso contribute to infections within the respiratory tract. BY taing your preventer therapy regularly, it will keep the inflammation under control and should control your symptoms of Asthma.
What to do If you use more Clenil Modulite than you should?
Tell your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor may want to check the cortisol levels in your blood and therefore, may need to take a blood sample (cortisol is a steroid hormone which occurs naturally in the body). It is important that you take your dose as stated on the pharmacist’s label or as advised by your doctor. You should not increase or decrease your dose without seeking medical advice.
What do I do if I forget to use Clenil Modulite?
If you forget to take your Clenil Modulite, miss out your forgotten dose and take the next dose when it is due. Do not take more puffs than you were told to take.
Side Effects of Clenil
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.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you suffer from any of these side effects but do not stop treatment unless told to do so. Your doctor will try to prevent these effects by prescribing Clenil Modulite in the lowest dose possible to control your asthma.
Allergic reactions including skin rashes, hives, itching or redness, or swelling of the face, eyes, lips, and throat.
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 anti-fungal medicines whilst you continue to use Clenil Modulite. Brushing your teeth, or thoroughly rinsing your mouth with water immediately after each dose may help prevent thrush.
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.
Changes to the normal production of the steroids in the body, particularly after treatment with Clenil Modulite at high doses over a long period of time.
If you become unwell or develop symptoms such as loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss, tiredness, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick), feeling faint, sweating and possible convulsions (fits), you should consult your doctor. This is particularly important if you have been exposed to stress such as surgery, infection, an acute attack of asthma, or other serious illness. Your doctor may carry out a blood test from time to time to monitor the levels of steroids in your body.
Children and adolescents may grow more slowly and may need to have their height checked regularly by their doctor. This occurs particularly after treatment with Clenil Modulite at high doses over a long period of time
A decrease in bone mineral density (thinning and weakening of the bones) and eye problems which include the formation of cataracts and glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
Sleeping problems, depression or feeling worried, restless, nervous, over-excited or irritable. These effects are more likely to occur in children.
Nausea (feeling sick)
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
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