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Using Trimbow® with a spacer

Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist may have prescribed a spacer, called the AeroChamber Plus® to be used with your inhaler. Your spacer will look like a long chamber with a mouthpiece at one end and a hole at the other where it attaches to your inhaler.

Don’t forget to refer to the information leaflet that comes with the AeroChamber Plus® spacer, or speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for more information or help.

You can find more information on how to use Trimbow with an AeroChamber Plus® spacer within the user guide and videos linked below.

 

Aerochamber Plus® Flow-Vu® anti-static valved holding chamber with Trimbow device

AeroChamber Plus® is a registered trademark of Trudell Medical International.

How to use with a spacer – a step-by-step guide

Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist may have prescribed a spacer, called the AeroChamber Plus® to be used with your inhaler. This can make inhaling the medicine a little easier and helps to ensure you are receiving all of your dose. Your spacer will look like a long chamber with a mouthpiece at one end and a hole at the other where it attaches to your inhaler.

Follow the next 7 steps to use your inhaler with a spacer. Don’t forget to refer to the information leaflet that comes with the AeroChamber Plus® spacer, or speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for more information or help.

Step 1
To begin, stand or sit in a comfortable upright position. Remove the protective cap from the inhaler mouthpiece and check that it is clean and free from dust, dirt, or any other foreign objects.

Step 2
Remove the protective cap from the spacer mouthpiece and check there is nothing inside it.

Aerochamber Plus® device image

Step 3
Insert the mouthpiece of the inhaler into the inhaler port of the spacer. Make sure the inhaler mouthpiece points straight towards the spacer mouthpiece.

Step 4
Breathe out slowly and deeply.

Step 5
Place the mouthpiece of the spacer in your mouth between your front teeth, closing your lips tightly around the mouthpiece for an effective seal. Ensure your tongue remains flat and does not obstruct the mouthpiece.

Step 6
Whilst breathing in slowly and deeply through your mouth, press down firmly on the pressurised canister to release one puff. Once a full breath has been taken, hold for 5–10 seconds, or for as long as is comfortable.

If you are unable to breathe slowly, you can simply breathe in and out 2–3 times as normal (through your mouth) to obtain the medication.

 

Step 7
Remove the spacer and Trimbow inhaler from your mouth and breathe out slowly.

Check that the dose counter has moved down by one, keep your inhaler in the upright position for about half a minute and then repeat the steps to take your second puff.

Helpful resources

When you click on any of the resources below, you will get a choice of an asthma or COPD option.

How to use your device - Videos: With and without a spacer
Trimbow® User Guide - Download Button - PDF: 0.92mb
Trimbow® User Guide - Download Button - PDF: 0.92mb

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 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.

Trimbow user guides:

Watch ‘how to’ use your Trimbow device without a spacer Watch ‘how to’ use your Trimbow device with a spacer
How to use your inhaler

How to use your Trimbow inhaler

 

Asthma:
Watch ‘how to’ use your Trimbow device without a spacer
Watch ‘how to’ use your Trimbow device with a spacer
COPD:
Watch ‘how to’ use your Trimbow device without a spacer
Watch ‘how to’ use your Trimbow device with a spacer

How to use your inhaler with an AeroChamber® plus spacer