Clenil Modulite 100mcg inhalers, also know as a 'brown inhaler' or 'preventer', is available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor for the treatment of asthma. It can be hard to see your GP sometimes and ensuring you have a supply of your inhalers is vital. All you need to do is fill in a simple medical questionnaire and you will receive your treatment quickly and discreetly in the post.
Clenil Modulite 100mg Inhaler contains the active ingredient Beclometasone Dipropionate. Its main use is for the treatment and prevention of asthma. Clenil is manufactured by Chiesi and is classified as a prescription-only-medicine (POM).
Clenil Modulite Inhalers are available in four different strengths. These are: Clenil Modulite 50mcg Inhaler, Clenil Modulite 100mcg Inhaler, Clenil Modulite 200mcg Inhaler and Clenil Modulite 250mcg Inhaler. The strength of Clenil Modulite inhaler that you use will depend on multiple variables such as your age, the severity of your asthma and your other medical conditions. Your doctor or asthma nurse will tell you which strength of Clenil Modulite you should be using, you should always follow the instructions you are given.
Clenil Modulite Inhalers are metered dose inhalers. Metered dose inhalers deliver the dose as a fine mist or spray. With Clenil inhalers you coordinate your dose by pressing down on the canister and breathing in the resulting spray. Clenil Modulite inhalers are suitable to be used with a spacer device, such as a Volumatic.
Asthma occurs when the body’s airways tighten. This is usually due to inflammation. This tightening restricts the amount of air that is able to pass through the lungs, causing the sufferer to struggle with their breathing. Clenil Modulite inhalers actively works to decrease this inflammation, reducing the restriction in the airways, allowing air to move more freely in and out of the lungs.
Betamethasone Dipropionate belongs to a group of medicines called Corticosteroids. When corticosteroids are produced naturally in the body they are responsible for performing many important functions, including inflammatory response. The Betamethasone found in Clenil Modulite is a synthetically produced corticosteroid. It is used to directly reduce inflammation in the lungs caused by asthma. When the Clenil Modulite is inhaled, the Beclometasone is absorbed into the cells of the lungs and airways. From here the Beclometasone works to inhibit the production of the substances within the cells that cause the inflammation.
Clenil Modulite Inhalers are known as ‘preventers’. This is because they are usually used every day to help prevent an asthma sufferer from experiencing an asthma attack. You should continue to use Clenil regularly, even if your asthma seems better. This is to help prevent your symptoms from returning. It is important to note that Clenil should be used regularly as a preventer. It is not appropriate for use if suffering from an asthma attack or breathing difficulties. In these circumstances a ‘reliever’ should be used. Relievers, such as Salbutamol (Ventolin) or Terbutaline (Bricanyl) act to quickly open the airways. It is important to remember to carry your reliever inhaler with you at all times.
Pharmacist Tip: Clenil Modulite is normally taken 1 – 2 puffs, morning and evening. It is important to take it regularly to ensure it builds up and maintains an anti-inflammatory effect. You should swill your mouth out or brush your teeth after using an inhaled steroid. This will reduce the chances of oral thursh or other oral infections developing.
You should always use your Clenil Modulite inhaler exactly as instructed by your GP or asthma nurse. The normal dose for adults is 2 puffs twice daily, however depending on the seveirty of your asthma you may have been instructed differently by your doctor or asthma nurse.
To use a Clenil Modulite: First, shake the inhaler before taking a few gentle deep breaths. Place the mouthpiece of the inhaler in your mouth, ensuring you do not block or bite on it with your teeth. Start to breathe in slowly and deeply through the mouthpiece. As you breathe in, simultaneously push down on the metal canister to administer one dose. Continue to breathe in deeply to make sure the medicine gets into your lungs. Next, hold your breath for as al dose long as comfortably possible before gently breathing out. If another dose is required, wait for thirty seconds and then repeat this procedure. Clenil Modulite can be used in conjunction with a spacer device such as a Volumatic or Aerochamber.
Using a metered dose inhaler can require a degree of coordination. It is important to get your inhaler technique checked regularly by your doctor or asthma nurse to ensure you are getting the most out of your inhalers.
Important: Clinil Modulite is a corticosteroid 'preventer' inhaler that is used regularly to minimise inflammation of the airways and reduce the likliness of asthma symptoms occuring. You should also have a blue 'reliever' inhaler, usually a Ventolin, for use when symptoms occur. If Ventolin is ineffective at reducing your wheeziness or shortness of breath after two attempts (i.e 2 puffs, a gap of 5 minutes, then 2 more puffs) an ambulance should be called immediately.
You should clean your Clenil Modulite inhaler regularly to stop it blocking and ensure you are getting the full dose of corticosteroid when you inhale. To clean your inhaler:
- Remove the metal canister and open the mouthpiece cover.
- Rinse thoroughly under warm running water.
- Leave to dry. Ensure it is completely dry inside and out.
- Replace metal canister and cover mouthpiece.
For further information on the use and care of your Clenil Modulite inhaler, please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your inhaler.
Each puff of Clenil Modulite 100mcg Inhaler contains beclometasone diproprionate 100mcg as the active ingredient.
The other inactive ingredients are glycerol, ethanol and the CFC-free propellant norflurane (HFA-134a). To help protect the environment, the inhaler contains the CFC-free propellant HFA-134a.
Normally side effects with Clenil Modulite are rare, when you are using the right dose, combined with good inhaler technique. However, if you do suffer with side effects they may include the following:
- Allergic reactions including skin rash, hives, itching and redness as well as swelling of the faces, lips and throat.
- Oral thrush, sore throat or hoarseness - this can be prevented by throughly rinsing your mouth out with water or brushing your teeth after each dose of Clenil.
The following side effects are more likely to occur if you have been using Clenil Modulite for long periods of time (years) at high doses:
- Changes to the normal production of steroids in the body
- A decrease in bone mineral density (thinning and weakening of bones) and eye problems (such as glaucoma or cataracts).
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.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of side effects.
If you experience any adverse effects from taking Trimethoprim 200mg tablets it is important to let us know immediately. Please log in to your online account and message one of our healthcare professionals or alternatively call us on 0117 971 1603. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.
Do not use Clenil Modulite:
- 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.
Take special care with Clenil Modulite and always tell your doctor if:
- you are being, or have ever been, treated for tuberculosis (TB).
- you must avoid alcohol for any reason.
- your asthma seems to be getting worse. Perhaps you are more wheezy and short of breath than usual, your ‘reliever’ inhaler seems to be less effective, you require more puffs from your ‘reliever’ inhaler than usual, or you do not seem to be getting better. Your doctor may need to increase the dose of your steroid inhaler or give you a course of steroid tablets, or change your treatment altogether. If you have an infection in your chest your doctor may prescribe a course of antibiotics.
- when transferring from steroid tablets to an inhaler you find that, even if your chest is getting better, you feel generally unwell, you develop a rash, eczema or a runny nose and sneezing (rhinitis). Do not stop treatment with your inhaler unless your doctor tells you to.
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