How to use Bufomix (budesonide/formoterol) Easyhaler®

Patient support | 19/06/2020

AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR USING AND TAKING CARE OF YOUR EASYHALER®

 

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How to use BUFOMIX Easyhaler Instructions

 

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HOW TO GET STARTED

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  • A new inhaler comes in a foil pouch to keep the powder dry.
  • Do not open the pouch until you are ready to start using your Bufomix Easyhaler.
  • The inhaler is composed of the inhaler device, a mouthpiece and a dustcap
  • Make sure the dust cap covers the mouthpiece of the Easyhaler (this stops the inhaler releasing medicine by accident).
  • A protective cover is optional. Open the protective cover and insert the inhaler into it. (covers can be requested through ie.medicalinformation@orionpharma.com).
  • If you are not using the inhaler immediately, close the protective cover.

 

HOW TO TAKE A DOSE FROM EASYHALER

1. SHAKE 2. CLICK 3. INHALE
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  • Remove the dust cap
  • Place the inhaler between your forefinger and thumb
  • Shake the inhaler in an upright position 3–5 times
  • Press down until you hear a click
  • Then let it back to its original position
  • Breathe out normally
  • Place the mouthpiece in your mouth between your teeth and close your lips tightly around the mouthpiece
  • Take a strong and deep breath in.
  • Take the inhaler out of your mouth
  • Breathe out normally

WHAT TO DO WHEN…

YOU CLICKED MORE THAN ONCE

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  • Do you think that you have clicked the Easyhaler more than once?
  • Did you click the inhaler by accident?
  • It is important to click only once to ensure proper dosing.

OR

YOU EXHALED INTO THE INHALER

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  • Did you breathe INTO the inhaler?
  • It is important not to breathe out into the inhaler, because it can clog up the inhaler.

THEN

EMPTY THE MOUTHPIECE

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  • Tap the mouthpiece to empty the powder onto a table top or the palm of your hand.
  • Then start again with steps 1, 2 and 3.

 

CLEANING

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  • Clean the mouthpiece at least once a week with a clean dry cloth or tissue.
  • Do not use water or other liquids, the powder is sensitive to moisture.
  • If you use the protective cover, you can take the inhaler out of it to wipe it.
  • When you are putting the inhaler back into its protective cover, put the dust cap on the mouthpiece to prevent accidental release of medicine.

 

GETTING A NEW EASYHALER

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When the numbers turn red, there are 20 doses left.

Make sure you have a new inhaler available when this happens

  • The inhaler has a dose counter which shows how many doses are left.
  • The counter turns after every fifth dose.
  • When the counter reaches 0, the inhaler needs replacing.
  • Keep the protective cover for the next inhaler.

    For further information on how to store Easyhaler, please see the Patient Information Leaflet.

      

    Date of preparation:March 2024 / EASYH-1915(3)

      

    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 Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) website: www.hpra.ie or email medsafety@hpra.ie

    By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.