How to use Trimbow®
- Check that the dose counter reads ‘121’.
- Remove the protective cap from the mouthpiece.
- Hold your inhaler upright with the mouthpiece at the bottom and direct the mouthpiece away from you.
- Firmly press the pressurised container to release one puff into the air.
- You should see a ‘puff’ come from your inhaler.
- Check the dose counter. If you are testing your inhaler for the first time, the counter should now read ‘120’.
Once you are satisfied that it is working correctly, you can start using your inhaler.
To begin, stand or sit in a comfortable upright position. Remove the protective cap from the inhaler mouthpiece and check that it is clean and free from dust, dirt, or any other foreign objects.
Breathe out slowly and deeply.
Hold the inhaler upright. Place the mouthpiece between your front teeth without biting it, closing your lips tightly around the mouthpiece to form an effective seal. Ensure your tongue remains flat and does not obstruct the mouthpiece.
Whilst breathing in slowly and deeply through your mouth, press down firmly on the pressurised container to release one puff.
Hold your breath for 5-10 seconds or as long as is comfortable, and finally, remove the inhaler from your mouth and breathe out slowly. Do not breathe out into the inhaler.
To take a second dose
Keep your inhaler in the upright position for about half a minute, then repeat steps 2 to 5. Take your time: DO NOT REPEAT STEPS 2 TO 5 TOO QUICKLY.
To lower the risk of a fungal infection in the mouth and throat, rinse your mouth or gargle with water, without swallowing, or brush your teeth each time you use your inhaler.
You should get a replacement when the dose counter shows the number ‘20’. Stop using the inhaler when the dose counter shows ‘0’, as any medicine left in the inhaler may not be enough to give you a full puff.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
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.