Flixotide

Flixotide Caution For Usage

fluticasone

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Caution For Usage
Instructions for Use/Handling: Instruction for use of FLIXOTIDE Evohaler: Testing the inhaler: Before using for the first time or if the inhaler has not been used for a week or more remove the mouthpiece cover by gently squeezing the sides of the cover, shake the inhaler well, and release two puffs into the air to make sure that it works.
Using the inhaler: 1. Remove the mouthpiece cover by gently squeezing the sides of the cover.
2. Check inside and outside of the inhaler including the mouthpiece for presence of loose objects.
3. Shake the inhaler well to ensure that any loose objects are removed and that the contents of the inhaler are evenly mixed.
4. Hold the inhaler upright between fingers and thumb with the thumb on the base, below the mouthpiece.
5. Breathe out as far as is comfortable and then place the mouthpiece in the mouth between the teeth and close the lips firmly around it but do not bite it.
6. Just after starting to breathe in through the mouth press down on the top of the inhaler to release FLIXOTIDE while still breathing in steadily and deeply.
7. While holding the breath, take the inhaler from the mouth and take the finger from the top of the inhaler. Continue holding the breath for as long as is comfortable.
8. If to take further puffs keep the inhaler upright and wait about half a min before repeating steps 3 to 7.
9. Afterwards, rinse the mouth with water and spit it out.
10. Replace the mouthpiece cover by firmly pushing and snapping the cap into position.
Important: Do not rush stages 5, 6 and 7. It is important to start to breathe in as slowly as possible just before operating the inhaler. Practise in front of a mirror for the first few times. If a "mist" is seen coming from the top of the inhaler or the sides of the mouth, start again from stage 2.
If the doctor has given different instructions for using the inhaler, follow them carefully. Tell the doctor of any difficulty.
Cleaning: The inhaler should be cleaned at least once a week.
1. Remove the mouthpiece cover.
2. Do not remove the canister from the plastic casing.
3. Wipe the inside and outside of the mouthpiece with a dry cloth or tissue.
4. Replace the mouthpiece cover.
Do not put the metal canister into water.
Incompatibilities: None reported.
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