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Last updated: 17th June 2021

Chiesi is experiencing an increase in inhaler demand. In order to help meet this increased demand of inhalers, we have decided to release a Clenil batch variation for all strengths.

  • The Clenil batch variation contains the same medication as before, and therefore requires no difference to how you manage your asthma.
  • The Clenil batch variation remains in the same type of inhaler device (pressurised metered dose inhaler; pMDI), and therefore requires no difference to the way you take your inhaler.
  • The only difference is that unlike Clenil inhalers that you may have received since September 2019, there is no dose indicator.

Please note: If you have been prescribed Clenil 100mcg, your inhaler may also have the following differences in appearance (see below):

  • The colours of the main body of the inhaler and mouthpiece protective cap are beige and yellow, respectively (instead of brown and beige, respectively).
  • You will not see 'Clenil® Modulite 100mcg Inhaler PREVENTER' embossed on the inhaler.
  • Clenil 100mcg inhaler batch-specific variation
  • Clenil 100mcg inhaler from a regular batch

You should check the dosage on the labelling of the outer package and canister of your Clenil inhaler prior to taking your inhaler to ensure that you have received the expected inhaler strength.

As usual, be sure to keep track of when you start to use your inhaler – each Clenil inhaler contains 200 doses of medication, so if you are taking two puffs of your inhaler twice a day, this means the inhaler will last for over a month.

If you use a Volumatic™ Spacer Device, you should continue to use it as usual.

Remember to clean your inhaler once a week. You will find instructions on how to do this on the package leaflet.

A downloadable version of this information is available here.

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.

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Clenil®: your questions, answered.

How often should I use my inhaler?

Clenil is available in 4 different strengths (50 micrograms 100 micrograms 200 micrograms and 250 micrograms). Your doctor will have decided which strength you need. Always use your inhaler exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. It takes a few days for your inhaler to work. It is very important that you use it regularly.

Dosage:

The starting dose will depend on how severe your asthma is and will be decided by your doctor. It may be higher than the doses given below. Your doctor will prescribe the lowest dose of Clenil that will manage your symptoms.

Clenil Modulite 50 mcg Inhaler

Clenil 50 micrograms

The common starting dose is:
Adults and the elderly: 4 puffs (200 micrograms) twice a day
Children: 2 puffs (100 micrograms) twice a day

Usually the most you would take in a day is:
Adults and the elderly: 16 puffs (800 micrograms)
Children: 8 puffs (400 micrograms)
The total daily dose may be divided into 2, 3 or 4 doses per day.

Clenil Modulite 100 mcg Inhaler

Clenil 100 micrograms

The common starting dose is:
Adults and the elderly: 2 puffs (200 micrograms) twice a day
Children: 1 puff (100 micrograms) twice a day

Usually the most you would take in a day is:
Adults and the elderly: 8 puffs (800 micrograms)
Children: 4 puffs (400 micrograms)
The total daily dose may be divided into 2, 3 or 4 doses per day.

Clenil Modulite 200 mcg Inhaler

Clenil 200 micrograms

The common starting dose is:
Adults and the elderly only: 1 puff (200 micrograms) twice a day

Usually the most you would take in a day is:
4 puffs (800 micrograms)
The total daily dose may be divided into 2, 3 or 4 doses per day.

This product strength is not suitable for children

Clenil Modulite 250 mcg Inhaler

Clenil 250 micrograms

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

Usually the most you would take in a day is:
8 puffs (2000 micrograms)
The total daily dose may be divided into 2, 3 or 4 doses per day.

This product strength is not suitable for children

How quickly does my inhaler work?

It takes a few days for this medicine to work. It is very important that you use it regularly.

Do I have to take my inhaler when I have no symptoms?

Understandably, 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 preventer inhaler every day, even when you are feeling well. Regular use of your preventer inhaler is the most effective way to keep you feeling this way.

What happens if I get side effects?

Like all medicines, Clenil 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?

For a step-by-step User Guide on how to use your Clenil inhaler, please click here.

How do I clean my inhaler?
It is important to clean your inhaler at least once a week, to stop it blocking up. For instructions on how to clean your inhaler, please refer to the Patient information leaflet included in the device packaging.
How do I use my inhaler with a Volumatic™ Spacer?

Volumatic Spacer DeviceYour doctor may have prescribed a spacer, called the Volumatic™ Spacer to be used with your inhaler. It is important that you read the package leaflet which is supplied with your Volumatic™ Spacer device and that you follow the instructions on how to use and clean it carefully.

Volumatic™ is a registered trademark of the GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies.

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 Clenil and are looking for information on another Chiesi respiratory product please visit our homepage.

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.