What are Clenil Modulite inhalers (brown asthma inhalers)?
Clenil Modulite is a preventer inhaler. This is an inhaler that is taken daily to prevent the the symptoms of asthma. Preventer inhalers work to prevent the onset of asthma, but it is still necessary to have reliever inhalers (Ventolin, Salbutamol or Salamol Easi-Breathe) in case your asthma symptoms persist.
You can get an asthma pack containing both a preventer and reliever inhaler.
How do brown inhalers work?
The active ingredient in Clenil Modulite inhalers is beclometasone dipropionate which is a type of corticosteroid, often simply referred to as a steroid.
Steroid cause an anti-inflammatory response which reduces the swelling and irritation in the walls of the small air passages in the lungs. This facilitates breathing, ultimately easing asthma symptoms.
You can buy steroids for asthma relief in the form of inhalers from Instant eCare.
How do you use Clenil Modulite inhalers?
You must continue taking this every day to experience the maximum effects of this inhaler, even if you feel like you don’t need to use it anymore.
Steps to use your brown inhaler:
- Remove the lid from the mouthpiece of the inhaler
- Shake the inhaler
- Breathe out any air in your lungs
- Place your lips around the inhaler in your mouth
- Inhale at the same time press you down on the inhaler
- Hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds
- Slowly exhale after removing the mouthpiece
- Repeat the steps if you need to take more than one puff
Always rinse your mouth out with water after using your brown inhaler.
What are the main side effects of Clenil Modulite inhalers?
Like all medicines, Clenil Modulite can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effects of Clenil Modulite inhalers are:
For more information on side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.