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ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SYMPTOMS

Have you been diagnosed with asthma by a GP, nurse practioner, or hospital doctor?

Has your doctor prescribed you a Clenil (Beclometasone) inhaler as a preventer for your asthma in the last year?

How often has your doctor told you use your Clenil (Beclometasone) Inhaler?

For example

  1. ONE puff ONCE a day
  2. ONE puff TWICE a day
  3. TWO puffs ONCE a day
  4. TWO puffs TWICE a day
  5. Other

Have you had an asthma review in the last 12 months?

A nurse or doctor usually asks you about your symptom control, measures your peak flow, and checks you are using your inhaler correctly

Do you feel that your asthma is well controlled?

If you are unsure, please click here and check your risk of having a serious asthma attack over the next 12 months.

In the last year have you ever been hospitalised or had to visit A+E due to your asthma?

Please give us more details about when, what happened, any changes to your asthma medication, and how your asthma control has changed since then.

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

Do you have any allergies to medication or other substances?

Such as to steroid medication (Clenil, Beclometasone, prednisolone or hydrocortisone)

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Are you taking any other medication, including other inhalers and tablets for asthma, or have you recently finished a course of medication?

This includes medication prescribed by your doctor, bought in the pharmacy or online, herbal supplements, or recreations drugs.

This includes tablets, patches, inhalers, injections, contraception and all other forms of medication

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Do you suffer from any other medical problems?

For example, diabetes, heart problems, angina, irregular heart rhythm, overactive thyroid, kidney disease, liver disease, stroke etc.

This also includes previous admissions to the hospital or any surgeries

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Are you pregnant or breast feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

I understand that the following symptoms require urgent medical treatment

  • A wheeze, cough, or chest tightness that is becoming severe and constant
  • Breathing faster
  • Unable to eat, speak or sleep because of breathlessness
  • Feeling drowsy, exhausted or dizzy
  • Lips or fingers turning blue
  • My asthma symptoms not being controlled by my reliever as much as usual
  • Needing to use my asthma reliver inhaler more than every four hours

I understand the following about using my Clenil (Beclometasone) inhaler

  • Clenil (Beclometasone) must be used regularly to reduce the frequency of asthma symptoms
  • I understand that Clenil (Beclometasone) inhaler should not be used to treat breathlessness. I need to use my reliever (usually blue) inhaler to treat asthma symptoms when the occur
  • I need to rinse my mouth our or brush my teeth after using a Clenil (Beclometasone) inhaler

I understand the following about my future asthma treatment:

  • I should not stop using my Clenil inhaler unless advised by my doctor
  • I must see my own GP if my asthma control changes
  • I understand I need to continue using my inhalers as prescribed by my doctor.
  • I understand I must continue with my annual asthma reviews
  • I understand and am happy with how I use my inhaler. Click here to watch a video if you would like a quick a reminder.

AGREEMENT

We strongly recommend that you inform your GP of any treatment you receive. Would you like e-Surgery to do this in your behalf?

Please write the name of your GP surgery below if you want us to let them know.

This will ensure that any new medication started by your GP will not interact with this treatment.

Answer ‘no’ if you do not want us to inform your GP

I agree to the following

  • I am 18 years of age or older
  • This treatment is for my use only
  • I confirm that I have understood all the questions asked and have answered all questions to the best of my knowledge.
  • I have read the patient information leaflet supplied with this medication
  • I will contact e-Surgery and inform my GP if I experience any side effects from this treatment or if there are any changes to my health
  • I have answered all questions truthfully and accurately.

I have read, understood and agree to abide by terms and conditions and privacy policy and cookie policy of e-Surgery

What is this?

Your answers form the basis of your medical consultation. It is important you are open and honest, so our doctors can ensure this medication safe and effective for you

Clenil Asthma Preventer Inhaler

 

Clenil modulite is a preventer inhaler used to treat asthma. The active ingredient in Clenil modulite is beclomethasone dipropionate, which is a corticosteroid (also known as steroid). It works by reducing inflammation and irritation in the lungs, improving asthma control and reducing asthma symptoms. Clenil should usually be taken regularly to get the most benefit from this medication.

For the blue asthma Ventolin inhaler see here.

Please choose the desired strength and quantity below. All prices include the cost of a private prescription from one of our GPs. 

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Important Facts About Clenil Inhalers

Most frequent questions and answers about Clenil inhalers for preventing asthma

Clenil modulite is a preventer inhaler used to treat asthma. The active ingredient in Clenil modulite is beclomethasone dipropionate, which is a corticosteroid (also known as steroid). It works by reducing inflammation and irritation in the lungs, improving asthma control and reducing asthma symptoms. 

Clenil asthma preventer inhaler is used to treat asthma. It works by reducing inflammation and irritation in the lungs, improving asthma control and reducing asthma symptoms. Clenil should usually be taken regularly to get the most benefit from this medication.

You can not use a Clenil inhaler if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. 

You should also not use Clenil modulite to treat a sudden attack of breathlessness, as it will not help. For a quick-acting reliever inhaler you should use a blue inhaler; for example, a ventolin inhaler.

Anybody with asthma can use a Clenil inhaler to prevent asthma attacks. It is not used to treat an acute attack, but acts to stop these attacks happening in the first place. anti-inflammatory action reducing the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs, and so ease breathing problems.

Before starting treatment with a Clenil inhaler, tell your doctor if you have taken any other medicines as some medicines may increase the effects of Clenil modulite.

If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding, you should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist before commencing treatment with a Clenil inhaler.

Follow your doctor or pharmacists instruction on how, when and how many puffs to inhale. The technique to use your Clenil inhaler is:

  1. Remove the mouthpiece cover by holding the inhaler between your thumb and forefinger, squeeze and gently pull apart
  2. Hold the inhaler upright and breathe out as far as possible
  3. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth, between your teeth and close your lips around it, but not biting.
  4. Start breathing in and press down on the top of the inhaler, continuing to breathe in steadily and deeply
  5. Hold your breath for a few seconds, and remove the inhaler before breathing out slowly
  6. Replace the mouthpiece cover

As with any form of medication, using a Clenil inhaler has side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of the Clenil inhaler.  Below are a few of the common side effects of using a Clenil inhaler:

  • Thrush in the mouth and throat
  • Hoarse voice
  • Sore throat or tongue (rinsing your mouth with water immediately after use may help prevent this)

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of the Clenil inhaler. 

Your Clenil inhaler should be kept out of the sight and reach of children. 

Do not use Clenil modulite after the expiry date, which is stated on the carton and label.

Do not store your Clenil inhaler above 30°C, and protect frost and direct sunlight.

If the inhaler gets very cold, take the metal canister out of the plastic case and warm it in your hands for a few minutes. Never use anything else to warm the Clenil inhaler.

You should not dispose your Clenil inhaler via wastewater or household waste. If you are unsure of how to dispose of medicines no longer required, ask your doctor or pharmacist. 

Click here for a PDF copy of the patient information leaflet

Learn More About Asthma Inhalers

Most frequent questions and answers about the blue and brown inhalers.

Asthma is a common respiratory issue that affects the airways. Often symptoms of an asthma attack can include coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. 


Inflammation in the airways causes the symptoms of asthma, which can ultimately be triggered by different things. This inflammation causes contraction of the airways, making it more difficult for air to get in and out. 

Asthma can affect all ages, but commonly starts in childhood. Roughly 1/10 children have asthma, and it can run in families or not.

Symptoms of an asthma attack include wheezing, coughing, tight chest and difficulty breathing. The severity of these symptoms can vary depending on how bad your asthma is. 

Inhalers are the main form of tratment for asthma attacks. With inhalers, you breathe the medication in to provide more direct relief to your airways. 

A blue reliever inhaler is usually used to relieve asthma attacks, while a brown preventer inhaler is used regularly to reduce the chances of an attack occurring. 

About half of children who develop asthma seem to lose symptoms by the time they reach adulthood. Asthma is not curable through treatment, but can be controlled. This is usually done with a combination of blue reliever inhaler and a brown steroid inhaler. 

There are two main types of inhalers: Reliever and preventer.

Reliever inhalers are used to ease symptoms during an asthma attack. This provides quick treatment to relax airway muscles.  Quite often, these types of inhalers are called blue inhalers.

Preventer inhalers usually contain steroids and are taken daily to prevent symptoms from developing. With inflammation reduced, the chances of an asthma attack are decreased. It takes 7-14 days for the steroid to build its effect up and therefore should not be used as a reliever inhaler. These inhalers are often also known as brown inhalers.

The type of inhaler that is best to treat your asthma depends on a few factors. 

Convenience, age, co-ordination and severity of your asthma all factor into which inhaler would be most effective for yourself. You should consult with your doctor to discuss the best inhaler for you. 

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