INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS ONLY FOR PATIENTS PRESCRIBED BRONCHITOL AND THEIR CARERS

INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS ONLY FOR PATIENTS PRESCRIBED BRONCHITOL AND THEIR CARERS

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Bronchitol® (mannitol)
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Bronchitol® (mannitol)

Information for patients prescribed Bronchitol

Bronchitol contains a medicine called mannitol which helps to clear the mucus in the airways.It can be used in combination alongside other medicines for cystic fibrosis (CF).1

FAQs for patients prescribed Bronchitol
Bronchitol is manufactured by Pharmaxis in Australia and distributed in the UK and Ireland by Chiesi Limited.
Cystic fibrosis and the treatments available

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Starting Bronchitol

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.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.

Storing and caring for your Bronchitol

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:

  1.  Make sure it is empty
  2.  Wash with warm water with the mouth-piece open
  3.  Shake it until there are no large water droplets left in the inhaler
  4.  Leave to air dry – lay it on its side with the mouth-piece open for at least 24 hours
  5.  Use another inhaler as you wait for it to fully dry
Potential side effects

For a full list of side effects, please see the Bronchitol patient information leaflet.

 

You can also use the following step-by-step guide to assist you when you take Bronchitol.

It’s recommended you use Bronchitol as part of your normal daily treatment routine, and as advised by your doctor. 1

1. Bronchitol, Patient Leaflet, May 2017

This website has been provided by Chiesi Limited to support patients, and carers of patients, prescribed Chiesi CF products.