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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.

Take your inhaler: 2 inhalations in the morning. 2 inhalations in the evening.
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?
A step-by-step guide on how to use your inhaler is available in the Trimbow NEXThaler 88/5/9 user guide.
How do I know I’ve taken a dose?
Take your inhaler: 2 puffs in the morning. 2 puffs in the evening.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. Take your inhaler: 2 puffs in the morning. 2 puffs in the evening.You may notice a taste when you take your dose. Take your inhaler: 2 puffs in the morning. 2 puffs in the evening.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?
Once collected from the pharmacist, keep the inhaler in the original package in order to protect from moisture and only remove it from the pouch immediately before first use. Do not store above 25°C.

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?
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can advise you about using other prescribed medications. You should also check with your pharmacist before taking medicines bought over the counter.

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.

NHS
Helpline: 111 (non-emergency)
NHS – COPD: Visit website
NHS Smokefree: Visit website

British Lung Foundation
Helpline: 03000 030 555 (non-emergency)
Support for COPD & Breathe Easy support groups: Visit website

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 Trimbow NEXThaler 88/5/9 and are looking for information on another Chiesi respiratory product please visit our homepage.

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.