When should I use Clenil Modulite?
Asthma inhalers can be lifesaving when used during an asthma attack, however; not all asthma inhalers are effective in the event of an asthma attack.
This guide details when you should use your clenil modulite inhaler, how often you should use it and what you can expect from your treatment.
When should I use Clenil Modulite?
A doctor will usually instruct adults and children to use Clenil Modulite twice a day, normally once in the morning and once in the evening.
Clenil Modulite is a “preventer inhaler”, which means it is taken to prevent the symptoms of asthma from flaring up. For this reason, you need to use your inhaler each day to avoid having an asthma attack. This is especially important if you plan to do any strenuous activity, such as exercise, of if there is a risk that you may come into contact with an asthma trigger.
Is Clenil Modulite a steroid?
Clenil Modulite contains a medicine called beclometasone dipropionate as its active ingredient, which is a steroid. It works to settle the immune system, which reduces swelling in the lungs and makes it easier for you to breathe.
Furthermore, beclometasone dipropionate will help to stop you being affected by common asthma symptoms like coughing and wheezing.
It will also help to protect you when you from naturally occurring seasonal asthma triggers such as pollen, hot and cold air.
How long does Clenil Modulite take to work?
It will likely take a few days for you to notice a significant improvement in your asthma symptoms while using Clenil Modulite. This is because it can take a few days of regular use for the steroid to work properly.
To get the most out of your inhaler, it is imperative that you remember to use it regularly, in line with your doctor’s dosage instructions. Tell your doctor if you have been using Clenil Modulite for one week and not noticed any improvement in your asthma.
Should I use my inhaler during an asthma attack?
No, you should not use a Clenil Modulite inhaler during an asthma attack as it will not provide relief quickly enough and will not work to stop an asthma attack.
Instead, you will need to use your “reliever inhaler”, which you should only take when you are affected by an asthma trigger or if an attack occurs. You should not use your reliever inhaler to prevent an asthma attack and, similarly, you should not use your preventer inhaler during an asthma attack.
If you have asthma, your doctor will prescribe you a suitable reliever inhaler, which you should always have within easy reach as you never know when you might need it.
Can I use Clenil Modulite and salbutamol inhalers together?
Salbutamol inhalers are reliever inhalers that will be prescribed by your doctor. Salbutamol inhalers should be used to relive asthma symptoms during a flare-up or an asthma attack. When using a beclometasone dipropionate inhaler like Clenil Modulite, this should only be to prevent the symptoms of asthma from flaring up.
To learn more about when and how to use a ventolin reliever inhaler, read our detailed medical guide.
Using these medicines in conjunction with each other should not cause any problems. However, you should not take them both at the same time. A reliever inhaler should only be used to ease the symptoms of an asthma attack or breathing problems when they occur. It will not prevent you from experiencing asthma symptoms. On the other hand, you should use Clenil Modulite each day as a preventative measure, not to relieve asthma symptoms when they flare up.
How long will I need to use my inhaler for?
If you are diagnosed with asthma, it is normally a lifelong condition. This means that all probability suggests you will need to use Clenil Modulite each day for the rest of your life. Doing so will help to stave off the risk of an attack.
Research has found that clenil modulite improves asthma symptoms and improves quality of life within asthma sufferers when taken daily.
Talk to your doctor about how long you should use it for.
Our medical guide explains everything from common, serious and long term side effects when using Clenil Modulite.
How often should I use my Clenil inhaler?
Normally, adults and children will be instructed to use Clenil Modulite twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
If you are prescribed Clenil Modulite 100 micrograms, the dose is normally:
- Adults: 2 puffs twice a day
- Children: 1 puff twice a day
If you are prescribed Clenil Modulite 50 micrograms, the dose is normally:
- Adults: 4 puffs twice a day
- Children: 2 puffs twice a day
As with any medication, you should always follow your doctor or pharmacist’s dosage instructions. Comprehensive instructions can be found in the patient information leaflet, which will come with your inhaler. Read this thoroughly before you start to use Clenil Modulite for the first time. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How many puffs of Clenil is safe?
For adults, the maximum dose of clenil modulite is 800mcg twice daily, the standard dose is 200-400mcg twice daily. Accidentally taking more than you are prescribed is unlikely to cause any harm, however it is important to use your inhaler exactly as directed by your doctor.
Knowing exactly when and how to use your inhaler can be life saving, particularly during an asthma attack. A Clenil Modulite inhaler should never be used during an asthma attack, however, it should be used every day in order to reduce the risk of you experiencing an asthma attack.