Foster Nexthaler

Foster Nexthaler Caution For Usage

Manufacturer:

OEP Phils

Distributor:

Zuellig
Full Prescribing Info
Caution For Usage
Instructions for Use of Nexthaler Inhaler: A. Contents of the Package: For information on the Contents of the Package, see Description. If the package contents are not the same as described in Description, return the inhaler to the person who supplied it and get a new one.
B. General Warnings & Precautions: Do not remove the inhaler from the pouch if the patient does not intend to use it immediately.
Only use the inhaler as indicated.
Keep the cover closed until the patient needs to take a dose from the inhaler.
When the patient is not using the inhaler keep it in a clean and dry place.
Do not attempt to take the inhaler apart for any reason.
C. Key features of the Nexthaler inhaler: Taking a dose from the inhaler requires just three simple steps: Open, Inhale, Close.
D. Before using a new Nexthaler inhaler: 1. Open the pouch and take out the inhaler.
Do not use the inhaler if the pouch is not sealed or it is damaged - return it to the person who supplied it and get a new one.
Use the label on the box to write down the date when the patient open the pouch.
2. Inspect the inhaler.
If the inhaler looks broken or damaged, return it to the person who supplied it and get a new one.
3. Check the Dose Counter Window. If the inhaler is brand new, "120" will be seen in the Dose Counter Window.
Do not use a new inhaler if the number shown is less than "120" - return it to the person who supplied it and get a new one.
E. How to use the Nexthaler inhaler: If the patient is not sure if he/she is receiving the dose correctly, contact the pharmacist or doctor.
If the patient is not sure if the dose counter has gone down by one after inhalation, wait until the next scheduled dose and take this as normal. Do not take an extra dose.
E.1. Open: 1. Hold the inhaler firmly in the upright position.
2. Check the number of doses left: any number between "1" and "120" shows that there are doses left.
If the Dose Counter Window shows "0" there are no doses left - dispose of the inhaler and get a new one.
3. Open the cover fully.
4. Before inhaling breathe out as far as is comfortable.
Do not breathe out through the inhaler.
E.2. Inhale: Whenever possible, stand or sit in an upright position when inhaling.
1. Lift the inhaler up, bring it to the mouth and place the lips around the mouthpiece.
Do not cover the air vent when holding the inhaler.
Do not inhale through the air vent.
2. Take a quick and deep breath through the mouth.
The patient may notice a taste when taking the dose.
The patient may hear or feel a click when taking the dose.
Do not inhale through the nose.
Do not remove the inhaler from the lips during the inhalation.
3. Remove the inhaler from the mouth.
4. Hold breath for 5 to 10 seconds or as long as is comfortable.
5. Breathe out slowly.
Do not breathe out through the inhaler.
E.3. Close: 1. Move the inhaler back to the upright position and close the cover fully.
2. Check that the dose counter has gone down by one.
3. If the patient needs to take another dose, repeat steps E.1 to E.3.
F. Cleaning: Normally, it is not necessary to clean the inhaler.
If necessary the patient may clean the inhaler after use with a dry cloth or tissue.
Do not clean the inhaler with water or other liquids. Keep it dry.
G. Storage and Disposal: For information on the Storage, see Storage.
Special precautions for disposal and other handling: Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Instructions for use of the inhaler are provided as previously mentioned for the benefit of health professionals.
Incompatibilities: Not applicable.
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