Zempreon CFC-Free Inhaler (with counter)

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*****To buy Zempreon inhalers online, you require authorisation from a doctor. If you order this product, you will be required to call us within 48 hours on 1300 136 158 to complete the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.

Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. More product information can be found at WebMD. If you have any questions about this Asmol Inhaler or any other first aid products please contact us here: Contact Us

What Zempreon inhaler is used for;
Zempreon (Salbutamol) inhaler is used to help treat the symptoms of:

  • asthma
  • bronchitis
  • emphysema
  • other breathing problems.

In people who have difficulty breathing during exercise, Zempreon inhaler may also be used before exercise to keep the air passages open.

Zempreon inhaler contains a medicine called salbutamol. Each dose (puff) contains 100 micrograms of salbutamol. There are 200 doses in each Zempreon inhaler.

ZEMPREON Inhaler consists of a plastic casing which contains a small metal canister. The casing has a mouthpiece which is covered by a cap.

The canister has a counter attached to show how many puffs of medicine you have left. The number of puffs left will show through a window in the back of the plastic casing. Each time the canister is pressed a puff of the medicine is released and the counter will count down by one.

In certain circumstances dropping the puffer may cause the counter to count on.

You should consider getting a replacement when the counter shows the number 020.

Do not use your ZEMPREON puffer if the counter shows 000. When the counter shows 000 you must dispose of your ZEMPREON puffer.

Never try to alter the numbers on the counter or detach the counter from the metal canister. The counter cannot be reset and is permanently attached to the canister.

Salbutamol belongs to a group of medicines called bronchodilators or beta-2 agonists. When your chest is tight or when you are wheezing, Asmol is inhaled into the lungs and works rapidly to open up the air passages in your lungs, helping you breathe more easily. Asmol inhaler gives fast relief from your chest symptoms and is often called a “reliever” medicine. You may also know it as a “reliever puffer”.

Some people start wheezing or their chest starts to feel tight when they exercise. This is called exercise-induced asthma. If you have exercise-induced asthma, your doctor may tell you to take one or two puffs of your Asmol inhaler before you exercise. This can help prevent the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma.

Zempreon inhaler helps to control your condition but does not cure it.

Your doctor may have prescribed Zempreoninhaler for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Zempreon inhaler has been prescribed for you.

There is no evidence that Zempreoninhaler is addictive.

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Before you use Zempreon inhaler

When you must not use it

Do not use Zempreon inhaler if you are allergic to medicines containing salbutamol or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.

Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips or tongue which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath.

Do not use your Zempreon inhaler to control miscarriage or premature labour.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date printed on the pack or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.

If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.

Before you start to use it

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The ingredients of Zempreon inhaler are known to cross the placenta during pregnancy.

Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Zempreon inhaler during pregnancy.

It is important that asthma is managed well during pregnancy and you should not stop taking your medicine without asking your doctor.

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or wish to breastfeed.

Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of using Zempreon inhaler when breastfeeding.

Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially the following:

  • high blood pressure
  • heart problems
  • liver problems
  • kidney problems
  • thyroid conditions
  • diabetes.

Tell your doctor if you had to stop taking this or any other asthma medicine for any reason.

Your doctor may want to take special care if you have any of these conditions.

If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you start using Zempreon inhaler.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.

Some medicines may be affected by Zempreon inhaler or may affect how well it works. These include:

  • beta-blockers, medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions
  • some cough and cold preparations
  • some weight-reducing medicines
  • some medicines used to treat depression or other mood disorders.

Your doctor can tell you what to do if you are taking any of these medicines.

If you are not sure whether you are taking any of these medicines, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while using Zempreon inhaler.

How to use Zempreon inhaler

How much to take

The pharmacist’s label will usually tell you how many puffs to take and how often to use your ZEMPREON puffer. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Adults and Children: As required, one or two puffs, repeated four-hourly.

Initial doses in the elderly may be lower than the recommended adult dose.

Your doctor may tell you to take extra puffs of your ZEMPREON puffer if your chest condition suddenly gets worse. If you take extra puffs and do not get relief, tell your doctor immediately.

You should visit your doctor or pharmacist regularly to check that you are using your ZEMPREON puffer in the right way. If you are not breathing the medicine in correctly, the medicine may not be helping you as much as it could.

If you find it difficult to breathe in and press your ZEMPREON puffer at the same time, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. It may be better for you to use something called a spacer device with your ZEMPREON puffer. Your doctor or pharmacist will explain what this is and how to use it.

If you change the make of spacer you use this may alter the amount of drug delivered to the lungs. You should let your doctor know if your asthma symptoms worsen.

If you forget to take a dose, do not worry. Just take the next dose at the normal time or earlier if you become wheezy or feel tight in the chest.

Testing your puffer

If your ZEMPREON puffer is new and you have not used it before, release four puffs into the air until the counter reads 200 to make sure that it works. If you have not used it for 5 days or more, or, if you drop the puffer, shake it well and release two puffs into the air to make sure that it works. Each time the puffer is activated, the number on the counter will count down by one. In some cases dropping the puffer may cause the counter to count down.

How to use it

Instructions on how to use Zempreon inhaler are included in the pack.

Read these instructions carefully before using Zempreon inhaler.

The pharmacist’s label will usually tell you how many puffs to take and how often to use your Zempreon inhaler. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Children may require adult supervision when using their Zempreon inhaler.

If your Zempreon inhaler is new, or if you have not used it for 5 days or more, point the mouthpiece away from you and spray two puff into the air before using it.

This will ensure that your inhaler will work properly.

You should visit your doctor or pharmacist regularly to check that you are using your Zempreon inhaler in the right way. If you are not breathing the medicine incorrectly, the medicine may not be helping you as much as it could be.

If you have trouble using your Zempreon inhaler, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

You may find using a spacer device with your Zempreon inhaler helpful.

To use a spacer device, fit your Asmol inhaler into the spacer, spray one puff of Zempreon into the spacer and then slowly breathe in as far as possible. Hold your breath for as long as comfortable, before breathing out slowly. Repeat this for each puff of your Zempreon inhaler.

Most people will benefit from the use of a spacer device with their Zempreon inhaler.

Use of a spacer will help more of the drug to reach your lungs and reduce the amount of drug deposited in the mouth and back of the throat. This will help to lessen your chance of getting local side effects such as mouth and throat irritation and hoarse voice.

Your pharmacist or doctor can help you with more information about spacer devices.

If you forget to use it

If you are using this medicine regularly and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.

Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you missed.

If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

What if I take too many puffs of my ZEMPREON puffer?

You should not take more than the number of puffs that you have been told. If you accidentally take more than recommended, you may notice that your heart is beating faster than usual, and that you feel shaky. You may also have a headache. You should contact your nearest hospital or doctor without delay.

 

Cleaning your puffer

Your ZEMPREON puffer should be cleaned at least once a week. To do so:

  1. Remove the metal canister and dose counter from the plastic casing (actuator) of the puffer and remove the mouthpiece cover
  2. Rinse the actuator thoroughly under warm running water
  3. Dry the actuator thoroughly inside and out
  4. Replace the metal canister and the mouthpiece cover.

DO NOT PUT THE METAL CANISTER IN WATER.

What are the side effects?

Ingredients

The medicine in your ZEMPREON puffer is called salbutamol sulfate. Each puff contains 100 micrograms of salbutamol (as sulfate). There are 200 puffs in each ZEMPREON puffer.

Your ZEMPREON puffer also contains HFA-134a, a propellant. It has no other additives.

If you have any other problems after using your ZEMPREON puffer, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

*****To buy Zempreon inhalers online, you require authorisation from a doctor. If you order this product, you will be required to call us within 48 hours on 1300 136 158 to complete the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor’s prescription.Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. More product information can be found at Zempreon. If you have any questions about this Zempreon Inhaler or any other first aid products please contact us here: Contact Us

 

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