What is flutiform k-haler?
flutiform k-haler is an inhaler designed to help you control your asthma. It is breath-triggered, which means it automatically releases a puff of medication as you breathe in through the mouthpiece. When you use it every day, it will help prevent wheeziness and improve ease of breathing.
The medication inside contains two active ingredients:
Belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. Inhaled corticosteroids help to reduce swelling and inflammation in the lungs.
Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
Belongs to a group of medicines called long-acting beta2 agonists. These are long-acting bronchodilators that help the airways in your lungs stay open, making it easier to breathe.
Together these two active ingredients help to improve your breathing.
This medicine helps to prevent breathing problems that can be associated with asthma and helps to stop you becoming breathless and wheezy. However, it does not work if you are already having an asthma attack i.e. you are already breathless and wheezing. You will need to use a fast-acting ‘reliever’ medicine such as salbutamol if this happens.
How long will my flutiform k-haler last?
The plastic casing has a counter to tell you how many puffs are left. A new inhaler contains 124 puffs – you'll use four puffs to set up your inhaler, leaving 120 puffs. With a normal prescription of two puffs in the morning and two puffs in the evening, this gives you enough medication for 30 days.
The counter is colour coded. When there are 28 puffs left it begins to turn red, showing that you have one week of treatment remaining. You should contact your doctor, pharmacist or asthma nurse for a replacement inhaler. You should not use your inhaler when the counter reads zero or has turned completely red.