Clenil Modulite (Beclomethasone) Preventer Inhaler
- Preventative Asthma Treatment
- Reduces Inflamation Over A Long Period
- Active Ingrediant: Beclomethasone Dipropionate
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Includes Free Prescription
£16.99 – £68.99
What is Clenil?
Clenil Modulite is a pressurised inhalation solution that works to relieve and reduce mild and moderate asthma symptoms. It contains the active ingredient beclomethasone dipropionate which is a steroid more commonly known as a corticosteroid. These types of steroids work by reducing inflammation and swelling within the walls of the lungs and small airways.
Clenil Modulite 50 100 200 mcg
For this product, the available dose sizes are 50mcg, 100mcg and 200mcg. The dosage will depend on how severe your asthma is, and which dose your doctor has recommended for you. Once the dosage has been established, the amount of puffs per day will be dependent on your age (this information can be found within the patient leaflet that comes with the inhaler).
50mcg, 100mcg, 200mcg, 250mcg
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a long- term inflammatory lung condition which causes difficulty breathing. It is a common ailment that affects people of all ages and often begins during childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.
There is currently no cure for asthma but there are simple treatments that can help control the symptoms so that it does not have a big effect on your day to day life.
The main symptoms of asthma are:
● Wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
● A tight chest, which can often feel like a band is being tightening around it
At times these symptoms can intensify, and this is known as an asthma attack. As there are other conditions which can have similar symptoms to an asthma attack, it is important to get a correct diagnosis so that you can receive the appropriate treatment. Consult your GP as they will be able to carry out some simple tests based on your symptoms.
Asthma self-assessment tool
The main types of treatment for asthma are
● Reliever inhalers – these are used when needed to provide quick relief from asthma symptoms (salbutamol)
● Preventer inhalers (steroid) – these are used every day for the prevention of asthma symptoms
● Additional medication- Some people may also need to take tablets to manage their symptoms
Causes and triggers
Asthma occurs when the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs becomes inflamed and they begin to swell. The swelling causes the tubes to become highly sensitive and they temporarily narrow. This can occur without any triggers but there are common causes which include:
● Allergies – these can include house dust mites, animal fur or pollen
● Smoke, pollution and cold air
● Infections such as colds or flu
By Identifying your asthma triggers, you can know what to avoid and this can help you keep your symptoms under control.
Like all medicines, Clenil Modulite can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you notice an immediate increase in wheezing, shortness of breath and cough straight after using your inhaler, stop using Clenil Modulite and use a quick-acting ‘reliever’ inhaler immediately.
Contact your doctor straightaway. Your doctor will review your asthma and may change your treatment and may prescribe a different inhaler to treat your asthma.
The following side effects have been reported. Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you suffer from any of these side effects but do not stop treatment unless told to do so. Your doctor will try to prevent these effects by prescribing Clenil Modulite in the lowest dose possible to control your asthma.
Allergic reactions including skin rashes, hives, itching or redness, or swelling of the face, eyes, lips and throat.
Thrush in the mouth and throat. This is more likely if the daily dose taken is greater than 400 micrograms. Thrush can be treated with anti-fungal medicines whilst you continue to use Clenil Modulite. Brushing your teeth, or throughly rinsing your mouth with water immediately after each dose may help prevent thrush.
Hoarse voice or a sore throat or tongue. Using a Volumatic spacer device or rinsing your mouth with water immediately after using your inhaler may help prevent this.
Changes to the normal production of the steriods in the body, particularly after treatment with Clenil Modulite at high doses over a long period of time.
If you become unwell or develop symptoms such as loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss, tiredness, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick), feeling faint, sweating and possible convulsions (fits), you should consult your doctor. This is particularly important if you have been exposed to stress such as surgery, infection, an acute attack of asthma, or other serious illness.
Your doctor may carry out blood test from time to time to monitor the levels of steroids in your body.
Children and adolescents may grow more slowly and may need to have their height checked regularly by their doctor. This occurs particularly after treatment with Clenil Modulite at high doses over a long period of time.
A decrease in bone mineral density (thinning and weakening of the bones) and eye problems which include the formation of cataracts and glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
Sleeping problems, depression or feeling worried, restless, nervous, over-excited or irritable. These effects are more likely to occur in children. , Headaches , Nausea (feeling sick) If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor 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 this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the YellowCard Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Patient information leaflet
Further information can be found on the manufacturersp Paitient Information Leaflet and printed if required.