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How to use your Fostair® NEXThaler®

Read all of the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) provided with your inhaler carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you. This is also available to view or download via the Electronic Medicines Compendium Website (eMC) for both Fostair NEXThaler 100/6 and Fostair NEXThaler 200/6

Taking a dose from your Fostair NEXThaler

OPEN – INHALE – CLOSE

Before taking your dose, check the number of doses left on the dose counter. If the dose counter shows ‘0’ there are no doses left – take your inhaler to your pharmacist for disposal and get a new one.

OPEN

Open the cover fully with your inhaler in the upright position.

Before you start, note the number of doses left on the dose counter.

Step 1 - Fostair NEXThalr device with an arrow showing you how to open it - dose counter displays 120 Step 2 - Fostair NEXThalr device opening Step 3 - Fostair NEXThalr device fully open
INHALE

Whenever possible, stand or sit in an upright position when inhaling.

Before inhaling breathe out as far as is comfortable. Do not breathe out through your inhaler. Lift your inhaler up, bring it to your mouth and place your lips around the mouthpiece. Do not cover the air vent when holding your inhaler and do not inhale through the air vent.

Take a quick and deep breath in through your mouth.

You may hear or feel a click when the dose has been released from the device. You may also notice a taste when you take your dose.

After the click, continue to inhale deeply to ensure the dose reaches the lungs.

Remove your inhaler from your mouth.

Hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds or as long as is comfortable.

Breathe out slowly. Do not breathe out through your inhaler.

Take a quick and deep breath through your mouth
Breathe out slowly
CLOSE

Close the cover fully with the inhaler in the upright position.

Step 1 - Fostair NEXThalr device with an arrow showing you how to close it Step 2 - Fostair NEXThalr device closing Step 3 - Fostair NEXThalr device closed with updated dose counter 119

Check that the dose counter has gone down by one. This will indicate that you have successfully inhaled a dose.

To take a second dose, repeat the steps outlined above.

Normally, it is not necessary to clean your inhaler. If necessary, clean your Fostair inhaler as described in the patient information leaflet within the pack.

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.

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.

It is important to use the right technique for your inhaler, to help ensure the medicine reaches your lungs and to help manage symptoms.

How to use your device - Video: 5 minutes 9 seconds
Fostair NEXThaler User Guide - Available for: Asthma & COPD
Patient Information Leaflet - Available for: 100/6 & 200/6
How to use your device - Video: 5 minutes 9 seconds
Fostair NEXThaler User Guide - Available for: Asthma & COPD
Patient Information Leaflet - Available for: 100/6 & 200/6
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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