Trimbow® NEXThaler® 88/5/9: your questions, answered
How often should I use my inhaler?
|Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor, nurse or pharmacist has instructed. Check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure about how to take Trimbow NEXThaler 88/5/9 correctly.
You should take your inhaler as prescribed – two inhalations twice a day.
Do I have to take my inhaler when I have no symptoms?
When you don’t have any symptoms or you feel like you don’t need it, it can be easy to forget to use your inhaler. You should remember that regular use of your inhaler is important to keep you feeling this way.
You should use your inhaler as prescribed: 2 inhalations twice a day, every day, even when you are feeling well.
What happens if I get side effects?
Like all medicines, Trimbow NEXThaler 88/5/9 may cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you do 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?
How do I know I’ve taken a dose?
|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.||You may notice a taste when you take your dose.||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.|
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.
How do I store my inhaler?
After first opening the pouch, the inhaler should be used within 6 weeks and stored in a dry place.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label and carton after ‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
How long will it last?
Your inhaler should last you 30 days if you are taking two inhalations, twice a day, every day.
You should order a replacement when the dose counter approaches zero.
What about other medication?
You must tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about any medication you may be taking, including herbal remedies.
Where can I get more information?
There is a lot of information available online, but it’s important to go to a reliable source. The suggested resources listed below can offer you further support on the various aspects of living with COPD.
It can be lonely, suffering from a condition that may limit your ability to get out and about. There may be local support groups you could join, where you can talk to others who share your issues. It’s worth checking at your doctor’s surgery to see if there is anything in your local area.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
British Lung Foundation
Helpline: 03000 030 555 (non-emergency)
Support for COPD & Breathe Easy support groups: Visit website
The information provided here is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. If you have any questions about your medication, please speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
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.