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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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What do I need to know?

lt is important that you know how to use your Clenil inhaler properly. Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will show you how to use your inhaler correctly. You should follow their instructions carefully so that you know how, when and how many puffs to inhale.

A device called a VolumaticTM spacer should always be used when:

  • adults, the elderly and adolescents 16 years of age and older are taking total daily doses of Clenil Modulite at 1,000 micrograms or more or
  • when Clenil Modulite is used in children and adolescents 15 years of age and under whatever dose has been prescribed.

To find out how to use a VolumaticTM spacer please see the user guide here.

It is important that you use your preventer inhaler as prescribed.

If you are not sure what to do or have problems in inhaling then ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for advice. You can find out more about how to use your Clenil inhaler here.

Before using your inhaler for the first time or if it has not been used for 3 days or more, prime your inhaler by releasing 1 puff into the air to make sure it is working properly.

Helpful resources
How to use your device - Play Button - Video: 5 minutes 13 seconds
Clenil User Guide - Download Button - PDF: 0.36mb
Patient Information Leaflets - Download Button - Available for: 50mcg, 100mcg, 200mcg & 250mcg
Play Button - How to use your device - Video: 5 minutes 13 seconds
Clenil User Guide - Download Button - PDF: 0.36mb
Download Button - Patient Information Leaflets - Available for: 50mcg, 100mcg, 200mcg & 250mcg

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.