- Corticosteroid Inhaler
- A "Preventer"
- Contains beclometasone dipropioante
- Similar to Clenil Modulite and Qvar inhalers as it contains the same active ingredient
NOTE: After requesting this medication, you will need to complete a short assessment, so our GP or Pharmacist can assess if the treatment is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.
Soprobec Inhaler is a prescription-only inhaled medication used for Asthma and contains the same active ingredient as Clenil Modulite and Qvar inhalers. It contains the ingredient beclometasone dipropioante which is part of the group of medications called corticosteroids or “steroids” for short. Corticosteroids work by reducing inflammation in the body. Soprobec is an inhaled steroid, therefore it acts upon the small airways in the lungs, reducing swelling and irritation and easing breathing.
Inhaled corticosteroids, like Soprobec, Clenil Modulite, Flixotide, Pulmicort, and Qvar are one of the main medications used to help control asthma symptoms. They are often known as “preventer” medications as they do not instantly relieve symptoms of Asthma, but instead, work over a long period of time to reduce the inflammation which causes the symptoms.
Since inflammation in the lungs is one of the main causes of Asthma symptoms, it is very important that a patient who has been diagnosed with Asthma is on the correct treatment to ensure their symptoms are kept under control. Patients who are using their reliever inhaler such as Ventolin, Salbutamol or Salamol more than twice a week, or who wake up in the night more than twice a week should be using a preventer inhaler like Soprobec or Clenil Modulite.
You can request to buy Soprobec Inhaler via our website, however, you must have had this inhaler previously prescribed by a doctor or nurse who can fully assess your symptoms.
Side Effects of Soprobec
If you notice an immediate increase in wheezing, shortness of breath and cough straight after using your inhaler, stop using Soprobec and use a quick-acting ‘reliever’ inhaler immediately. Contact your doctor straight away. Your doctor will review your asthma and may change your treatment and may prescribe a different inhaler to treat your asthma.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you suffer from any of these side effects but do not stop treatment unless told to do so. Your doctor will try to prevent these effects by prescribing Soprobec in the lowest dose possible to control your asthma.
Allergic reactions including skin rashes, hives, itching or redness, or swelling of the face, eyes, lips, and throat.
Thrush in the mouth and throat. This is more likely if the daily dose taken is greater than 400 micrograms. Thrush can be treated with anti-fungal medicines whilst you continue to use Soprobec Brushing your teeth, or thoroughly rinsing your mouth with water immediately after each dose may help prevent thrush.
Hoarse voice or a sore throat or tongue. Using a Volumatic spacer device or rinsing your mouth with water immediately after using your inhaler may help prevent this.
Changes to the normal production of the steroids in the body, particularly after treatment with Soprobec at high doses over a long period of time.
If you become unwell or develop symptoms such as loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss, tiredness, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick), feeling faint, sweating and possible convulsions (fits), you should consult your doctor. This is particularly important if you have been exposed to stress such as surgery, infection, an acute attack of asthma, or other serious illness. Your doctor may carry out a blood test from time to time to monitor the levels of steroids in your body.
Children and adolescents may grow more slowly and may need to have their height checked regularly by their doctor. This occurs particularly after treatment with Soprobec at high doses over a long period of time
A decrease in bone mineral density (thinning and weakening of the bones) and eye problems which include the formation of cataracts and glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
Sleeping problems, depression or feeling worried, restless, nervous, over-excited or irritable. These effects are more likely to occur in children.
Nausea (feeling sick)
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
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