INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS ONLY FOR PATIENTS PRESCRIBED BRONCHITOL AND THEIR CARERS
Bronchitol contains a medicine called mannitol which helps to clear the mucus in the airways.1 It can be used in combination alongside other medicines for cystic fibrosis (CF).1
In the video below, you will learn more about the respiratory system and how CF affects the fluid that lines the airways and lungs. You will see how some treatments, called “mucolytic agents” help to make the mucus less thick and easier for the lungs to clear it.
Bronchitol is taken every day and is given by inhaler.1
The usual dose is 10 capsules (400 mg) inhaled in the morning, and 10 capsules inhaled in the evening. You should have the evening dose at least 2 to 3 hours before you go to bed. For the best results, inhale each capsule one after another, so there is as little delay as possible between capsules. The capsules must not be swallowed.1
A member of your CF team will help you take your first dose of Bronchitol and check your lung function before, during and after dosing.1 When prescribed Bronchitol, your healthcare professional will ask you to use a bronchodilator (inhaled medication to relax your airways) 5-15 minutes before you take your morning and evening dose of Bronchitol.
Always use this medicine exactly as your healthcare professional has told you. Check with your healthcare professional or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Each box of Bronchitol contains 2 inhalers and 28 blister packs of 10 capsules each.
You should store your Bronchitol below 30°C. Store in the original package, in order to protect from moisture.1
You should only need to use 1 inhaler to take the correct dose of medicine for 7 days, without needing to clean it. After these 7 days, discard the inhaler and its cap.
If your inhaler does need cleaning during these 7 days1:
For a full list of side effects, please see the Bronchitol patient information leaflet.
It’s recommended you use Bronchitol as part of your normal daily treatment routine, and as advised by your doctor. 1
1. TAKE OFF THE CAP
2. OPEN THE INHALER
3. PUT IN THE CAPSULE
4. CLOSE THE INHALER
5. MAKE A HOLE IN THE CAPSULE
6. PREPARE FOR INHALATION
8. BREATHE OUT
9. CHECK THE CAPSULE
10. TAKE OUT THE USED CAPSULE
11. REPEAT STEPS 3 TO 10 FOR EACH CAPSULE
1. Bronchitol, Patient Leaflet, May 2017
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