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Atimos®: your questions, answered.

How often should I use my inhaler?

For Asthma:

The dose of Atimos you must inhale will depend on the type of asthma you have and how severe it is. Your dose will be decided by your doctor and it is important that you only take the prescribed dose, regularly.

The usual dose for adults, including the elderly and adolescents 12 years and older is 1 puff in the morning and 1 puff in the evening. This means you need to take a total of 2 puffs (24 micrograms) of Atimos per day.

If you suffer from more severe asthma your doctor may prescribe 2 puffs in the morning and 2 puffs in the evening: 4 puffs per day (48 micrograms).

4 puffs (48 micrograms) of Atimos is the maximum daily dose and it is important that you do not take more than the total daily dose that your doctor has told you to take.

This product is not suitable for asthma patients under 12 years old.

For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD):

The usual dose for adults including the elderly and adolescents 18 years and older is 1 puff in the morning and 1 puff in the evening. This means you need to take a total of 2 puffs (24 micrograms) of Atimos per day.

If you suffer from more severe COPD your doctor may prescribe 4 puffs per day (48 micrograms), 2 puffs in the morning and 2 puffs in the evening.

4 puffs (48 micrograms) of Atimos is the maximum daily dose and it is important that you do not take more than the total daily dose that your doctor has told you to take. Do not take more than 2 puffs at any one time.

This product is not suitable for COPD patients under 18 years old.

Should I take my inhaler to treat sudden breathlessness?

Do not use Atimos to treat a sudden attack of breathlessness. You should use a “reliever” inhaler prescribed by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for this purpose, carry this medicine with you at all times.

Do I have to take my inhaler when I have no symptoms?
Atimos inhaler deviceUnderstandably, when you don’t have any symptoms, it can be easy to forget to take your treatment or to feel like you do not need to. You must use your inhaler every day, even when you are feeling well. Regular use of your inhaler is the most effective way to keep you feeling this way.
What happens if I get side effects?
Like all medicines, Atimos can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the Patient Information Leaflet.

You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How do I use my inhaler?

Please click here for a step-by-step guide to using your inhaler.

How do I clean my inhaler?

It is important to clean your inhaler regularly, at least once or twice a week to ensure that it works properly.

To clean your inhaler:

  • Pull the metal canister out of the plastic case of the inhaler and remove the mouthpiece cover.
  • Rinse the plastic case and the mouthpiece cover in warm water.
  • Do not put the metal canister into water.
  • Leave to dry thoroughly in a warm place. Avoid excessive heat.
  • Replace the canister and mouthpiece cover.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This website has been provided by Chiesi Limited to support patients, and carers of patients, prescribed Chiesi respiratory products. If you have not been prescribed Atimos and are looking for information on another Chiesi respiratory product please visit our homepage.

The information here is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. If you have any questions about your medication, please speak to your doctor, nurse 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 the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.