Trimbow®: your questions, answered
How often should I use my inhaler?
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor, nurse or pharmacist has instructed. Check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Your doctor, nurse or pharmacist may also provide you with a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) action plan to help you manage your symptoms.
Do I have to take my inhaler when I have no symptoms?
When you don’t have any symptoms or you feel like you don’t need it, it can be easy to forget to use your inhaler. You should remember that regular use of your inhaler is important to keep you feeling this way.
You should use your inhaler: 2 puffs twice a day, every day, even when you are feeling well.
What happens if I get side effects?
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How do I use my inhaler?
How do I store my inhaler?
Once collected from the pharmacist, you can keep your Trimbow inhaler at room temperature (not above 25°C) for a maximum of four months.
- Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label and carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
How long will it last?
Your inhaler should last you 30 days if you are taking two puffs, twice a day, every day.
You should get a replacement when the counter or indicator shows the number 20. Stop using the inhaler when the counter or indicator shows 0, as any medicine left in the inhaler may not be enough to give you a full puff.
How do I clean my inhaler?
It is important to clean your inhaler at least once a week to stop it blocking up.
- Do not remove the pressurised container from the inhaler and do not use water or other liquids to clean your inhaler.
- Remove the protective cap from the mouthpiece by pulling it away from your inhaler.
- Wipe inside and outside of the mouthpiece and the inhaler with a clean, dry cloth or tissue.
- Replace the mouthpiece cap.
Clean your inhaler at least once a week.
How do I use my inhaler with a spacer device?
Your doctor may have prescribed a spacer device, called the AeroChamber Plus® to be used with your inhaler. Your spacer will look like a long, clear chamber with a mouthpiece at one end and a hole at the other for you to attach your inhaler.
It is important that you read the patient information leaflet supplied with your AeroChamber Plus®, so you know how to use it (and how to clean it) correctly.
AeroChamber Plus® is a registered trademark of Trudell Medical International.
What about other medication?
You must tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about any medication you may be taking, including herbal remedies.
Where can I get more information?
It can be lonely, suffering from a condition that limits your ability to get out and about. There may be local support groups you could join, where you can talk to others who share your issues. It’s worth checking at your doctor’s surgery to see if there is anything in your area.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This website has been provided by Chiesi Limited to support patients, and carers of patients, prescribed Chiesi respiratory products. If you have not been prescribed Trimbow and are looking for information on another Chiesi respiratory product please visit our homepage.
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 the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.