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New Inhaler (fostair)

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Hi. I yet again have been given a new inhaler as the nurse has tried me on cenil modulate (brown) that didont seem to work. I then went back and it was a diffrent nurse anyway i said I felt that the brown wasint helping. She told me about fostair and said to use that the same way. I got home and did some googling as you do for a peice of knowledge, I saw that under 18 years old are not aloud to use fostair only adults because of the bones and growth etc.. does anyone know if I should be taking it if it's completely safe for me to do so I amight only 16 and 4 months years old.. and I am thinking that she didont see my age on the computer or she thaught by looking at me that I look older.. is it safe for me to keep using fostiar?

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I'd phone them and double check, but the pharmacist would have double checked your age too before prescribing. Do phone though you can never be too sure x

I will give them a ring tomorrow and ask them then gives my mind a rest lol. And your sure right. Thank you

Fostair is beclomethasone (same as clenil) but has the added formoterol (much longer lasting version of ventolin) so as you already had beclomethasone the only question I would have is formoterol safe for your age?

Thank you that sound right. I will certainly give the chemist a ring tomorrow as ask them. I should of thaught that at first but I never think of the simplest things to do 😂. Thank you x

apparently it's safe for 12+(according to this link)

So it's probably a licencing thing... i think it's crazy how it works

Ahh yes I see it does say up to 12+ il still give the chemist a ring to double check things and yeah it could be. I get baffled with all these inhales and the therapy and regime stuff it's all too confusing. I just expect the nurse/doctors to know whats best for me and trust them with the right way to treat me and get rid of my symptoms. I do live the fostair though it's helped loads thr only down side is the palpatstions and hand shaking. Thank you again

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Hi Cleethorpesdione2015

I asked the Asthma UK nurse team your query and Debby said on occasion a GP may choose to prescribe 'off license'. As iterated on the thread, do ask any questions to the pharmacist or please feel free to give our nurses team a ring on 0300 222 5800 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) for more advice.

Hope that helps,


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