Clenil Modulite (Beclomethasone) Preventer Inhaler

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Known as a “preventer” inhaler, Clenil Modulite can be used to control symptoms of mild, moderate or severe Asthma. The active ingredient, beclomethasone dipropionate is a steroid which decreases inflammation of the air passages. As a “preventer” treatment this brown inhaler does not provide instant relief from Asthma symptoms, but instead works over a longer period to reduce the inflammation which causes the symptoms in the first place.

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Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.

It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.

There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn’t have a big impact on your life.

Symptoms
The main symptoms of asthma are:

  • wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing) breathlessness
  • a tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it coughing
  • The symptoms can sometimes get temporarily worse. This is known as an asthma attack.

Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose asthma by asking about symptoms and carrying out some simple tests.

Asthma self-assessment tool

Treatments
Asthma is usually treated by using an inhaler, a small device that lets you breathe in medicines.

The main types are:

reliever inhalers – used when needed to quickly relieve asthma symptoms for a short time
preventer inhalers – used every day to prevent asthma symptoms occurring
Some people also need to take tablets.

Causes and triggers
Asthma is caused by swelling (inflammation) of the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. This makes the tubes highly sensitive, so they temporarily narrow.

It may occur randomly or after exposure to a trigger. Common asthma triggers include:

allergies – to house dust mites, animal fur or pollen, for example
smoke, pollution and cold air
exercise
infections like colds or flu
Identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers can help you keep your symptoms under control.

Complications
Although asthma can normally be kept under control, it’s still a serious condition that can cause a number of problems.

This is why it’s so important to follow your treatment plan and not ignore your symptoms if they’re getting worse.

Badly controlled asthma can cause problems such as:

feeling tired all the time
underperformance at or absence from work or school
stress, anxiety or depression
disruption of your work and leisure because of unplanned visits to your GP or hospital
lung infections (pneumonia)
delays in growth or puberty in children
There’s also a risk of severe asthma attacks, which can be life-threatening.

Product Description

Clenil Modulite pressurised inhaler is used to help prevent the symptoms of mild,moderate or severe asthma.
The active ingredient, beclometasone dipropionate, is one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids which are often referred to simply as steroids.
Steroids have an anti inflammatory action reducing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs,
and so ease breathing problems. Clenil Modulite pressurised inhaler helps patients control their asthma episodes. This prevents them from experiencing attacks (often known as brown inhaler or preventer)

How to use Clenil Modulite?

Clenil Modulite is available in 4 different strengths. Your doctor will have decided which strength you need. Clenil Modulite 200 and Clenil Modulite 250 are not suitable for children.

Always use your inhaler exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Instructions for using your inhaler are given after the dosage section.
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.

While you are using Clenil Modulite your doctor will want to check your asthma regularly by carrying
out simple breathing tests and may need to carry out blood tests from time to time.

Dosage:
The starting dose will depend on how severe your asthma is and will be decided by your doctor.

Clenil Modulite 50 micrograms

The common starting dose is:

Adults and the elderly: 200 micrograms (4 puffs) twice a day
Children: 100 micrograms (2 puffs) twice a day

Clenil Modulite 100 micrograms

The common starting dose is:

Adults and the elderly: 200 micrograms (2 puffs) twice a day
Children: 100 micrograms (one puff) twice a day

Clenil Modulite 200 micrograms

The common starting dose is:

Adults and the elderly only: 200 micrograms (1 puff) twice a day

Clenil Modulite 250 micrograms

The common starting dose is:
Adults and the elderly only: 500 micrograms (2 puffs) twice a day

It takes a few days for this medicine 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.

Like all medicines, Clenil Modulite can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

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 straightaway. Your doctor will review your asthma and may
change your treatment and may prescribe a different inhaler to treat your asthma.

The following side effects have been reported. 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 throughly 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 steriods 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 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.
• Headaches
• Nausea (feeling sick)
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the YellowCard Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Further information can be found on the manufacturers
Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.