How to use Clenil®
Before using your inhaler for the first time or if you have not used the inhaler for 3 days or more, one puff should be released into the air to make sure it works.
- Remove the protective cap from the mouthpiece
- Hold your inhaler upright with the mouthpiece at the bottom
- Direct the mouthpiece away from yourself and firmly depress the canister to release one puff
- Check the dose indicator. If you are testing your inhaler for the first time, the indicator should read 200. The indicator counts down in intervals of 20
You should get a replacement when the indicator shows the number 20. Stop using the inhaler when the counter shows 0 as any puffs left in the device may not be enough to give you a full dose. Take your inhaler to your pharmacist for disposal and get a new one. Whenever possible, sit or stand in an upright position when using your inhaler.
To use your Clenil inhaler follow the five steps shown here, making sure not to rush yourself.
To remove the mouthpiece cover, hold between the thumb and forefinger, squeeze gently and pull apart as shown. Check inside and outside to make sure that the mouthpiece is clean, and that there are no foreign objects.
Testing Your Inhaler: If the inhaler is new or if it has not been used for three days or more, one puff should be released into the air to make sure that it works.
|Hold the inhaler upright as shown, with your thumb on the base, below the mouthpiece. Breathe out as far as is comfortable.|
|Place the mouthpiece in your mouth between your teeth and close your lips around it but do not bite it.|
|Just after starting to breathe in through your mouth press down on the top of the inhaler to release a puff while still breathing in steadily and deeply.|
|Hold your breath; take the inhaler from your mouth and your finger from the top of the inhaler. Continue holding your breath for a few seconds or as long as is comfortable. Breathe out slowly.|
If you are to take another puff, keep the inhaler upright and wait about half a minute before repeating steps 2 to 5.
IMPORTANT: Do not repeat steps 2 to 5 too quickly. After use, close your inhaler again with the mouthpiece cover.
To lower the risk of a fungal infection in the mouth and throat, rinse your mouth or gargle with water, without swallowing, or brush your teeth each time you use your inhaler. Using a spacer can also help reduce side effects.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
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.