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Fostair® NEXThaler®: your questions, answered

How often should I use my inhaler?

It is very important for you to use your Fostair NEXThaler every day as prescribed by your doctor even though you may have no symptoms.

Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist will advise you on how your Fostair NEXThaler should be taken in combination with any other medication and provide you with an action plan to help you manage your respiratory symptoms.

What happens if I get side effects?

Like all medicines, Fostair 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 inhaler, please click here.

How do I store my inhaler?
  • Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. Only remove the inhaler from its pouch immediately before first use.
  • Before first opening the pouch: This medicinal product does not require any special temperature storage conditions.
  • After first opening the pouch: Do not store above 25°C.
  • After first opening the pouch, the medicinal product should be used within 6 months.
  • Use the label on the box to write down the date you open the pouch.
How do I clean my inhaler?

Normally, it is not necessary to clean your inhaler, but if you do, use a dry cloth or tissue.

Do not clean your inhaler with water or other liquids. Keep it dry.

What if I have been prescribed Fostair NEXThaler 100/6 for maintenance and reliever therapy (MART)?

Use Fostair NEXThaler 100/6 every day to treat your asthma. Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor, nurse or pharmacist has told you.

You may previously have used a blue inhaler as a reliever inhaler but your Fostair NEXThaler 100/6 inhaler can now do the job of both your usual maintenance therapy and your blue reliever inhaler.

How do I know I've taken a dose?

Your Fostair NEXThaler device has been developed with a triple feedback system to provide you with reassurance that you have taken a dose successfully.

Graphic - Ear
You will hear and/or feel a click when you inhale your dose – this means that the dose has been released from the inhaler. Note that opening and closing the cover will also make a click sound.
Graphic - Lips
You may notice a taste when you take your dose.
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When you close the cover after a successful inhalation, the dose counter will go down by one. The counter will not decrease if you do not successfully inhale a dose.
Graphic - Ear
You will hear and/or feel a click when you inhale your dose – this means that the dose has been released from the inhaler. Note that opening and closing the cover will also make a click sound.
Graphic - Lips
You may notice a taste when you take your dose.
Graphic - Eye
When you close the cover after a successful inhalation, the dose counter will go down by one. The counter will not decrease if you do not successfully inhale a dose.
What happens if I open and close the inhaler without taking the medicine?

In the event that you open the inhaler, do not inhale and then close the cover, the dose is moved back to the powder reservoir within the inhaler.

Doses do not accumulate meaning you will not accidentally take extra medicine or a double dose in one inhalation.

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 Fostair NEXThaler 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.

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MART = Maintenance And Reliever Therapy