Soprobec is an inhaler you may be prescribed if you have recently been diagnosed with asthma, or have been using an inhaler for some time.
Soprobec is a great alternative to clenil modulite as they contain the same active ingredients and only differ in brand name. If you are planning to switch to Soprobec 200 and are using clenil modulite 100 please make sure you update your dose accordingly.
You can adjust your dose by taking fewer puffs per day. If you are currently taking 2 puffs of clenil 100 twice a day, you should take 1 puff of soprobec 200 twice a day.
1 inhaler(s) - £22.99
2 inhaler(s) - £39.95
Who can use Soprobec?
You can use Soprobec if:
- you experience mild to moderate asthma symptoms
- you’ve already been using Soprobec for at least three months prior to reordering an inhaler from us. Or your GP has recommended Soprobec as an additional treatment beyond using your reliever inhaler.
- you do not have any other health conditions or are taking medication that makes Soprobec unsafe
How to order soprobec online
You can order Soprobec from us online through a simple 3-step process:
- choose Soprobec as the treatment you’d like to order and fill in a short questionnaire
- a zava doctor will review your answers before confirming that the treatment is right for you
- once your treatment is approved, it will be delivered to your door or chosen pharmacy/post office.
Side effects of sobrobec
Common side effects of Sobrobec include:
- oral thrush
- a sore tongue or throat
- hoarse voice
You can find the full list of side effects in the patient leaflet that arrives with your treatment.
Soprobec is an inhaler known as a preventer inhaler. This type of inhaler reduces asthma symptoms and helps to prevent further attacks. It will help you manage your asthma over time, instead of giving immediate relief from an asthma attack.
The active ingredient in Soprobec is beclomethasone dipropionate which is an inhaled steroid. Steroids have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the irritation and swelling that asthma causes in the walls of the air passages inside your lungs.
The soprobec inhaler is used to treat mild to moderate symptoms of asthma. This inhaler will help ease breathing difficulties giving you an improved quality of life while reducing the risk of a potentially life-threatening attack.
You might need a Soprobec inhaler if you have asthma and suffer from symptoms such as:
- tight chest
Asthma symptoms can occur regularly and in response to potential triggers, such as when an allergy or exercise can cause asthma. You should use a preventer inhaler like Soprobec if you regularly need to use a reliever inhaler.
A Soprobec inhaler will prevent symptoms from occurring and reduce inflammation and sensitivity in your air passages.
If your asthma symptoms are becoming harder to manage or you need additional support, you should speak to your GP.
You need a prescription from your GP to start using Soprobec. You can reorder Soprobec from ZAVA when you’ve been using it for at least 3 months, and you’re happy the treatment works for you. Your doctor may also have recommended this inhaler as an additional treatment on top of your relief inhaler.
How to get your first inhaler
There are various tests you can take to get diagnosed with Asthma. These are:
- Spirometry tests - These tests determine how much air your lungs can hold and how quickly you can breathe out when you breathe into a machine
- FeNO test - This test detects inflammation in your lungs by measuring the nitric oxide in your breath when breathing into a machine
- Peak flow test - This test determines how well your lungs are working by seeing how quickly you can breathe into a handheld machine after taking a deep breath
- Bronchial challenge test - This test detects how your airways respond to different asthma triggers after breathing in a variety of substances through a machine. This test can cause your airways to become inflamed, resulting in asthma symptoms
To use Soprobec:
- remove the mouthpiece by holding the lid between your thumb and finger, and then gently squeezing it to pull it apart
- Always test your inhaler first by pressing on the pump at the top of the inhaler to release a puff of air
- hold the inhaler upright from the base and breathe out
- place your lips on the mouthpiece without biting down
- breathe in through your mouth then press down on the pump to release a puff. Continue to breathe in steadily
- remove your mouth from the mouthpiece while holding your breath and release the pump. Hold your breath for a few more seconds and then breathe out slowly.
- if you need to take another puff, make sure you’re holding the inhaler upright and wait about 30 seconds before repeating the previous steps.
- don’t forget to replace the mouthpiece cover after you’ve finished using your inhaler to keep it clean
You should only ever use your inhaler as prescribed by your doctor. There are different doses for your inhaler, and your doctor will help you decide your starting dose, as this depends on the severity of your asthma.
If you use your Soprobec inhaler as prescribed, you should start to see your symptoms improve within roughly 2 weeks. You may find that it’s easier to walk uphill or climb stairs. Exercise should become more comfortable, and you should become less sensitive to asthma triggers such as flu/cold and cigarette smoke. You may also start coughing less at night, allowing you to sleep better.
In such an emergency situation you should:
- sit upright and try to stay calm
- take a puff (up to 10 puffs) of your reliever inhaler every 30-60 seconds
- If you feel worse or your inhaler isn't helping, call 999 for an ambulance immediately
- After waiting 15 minutes, you can take up to 10 puffs of your reliever inhaler.
You may be suffering an asthma attack if you're experiencing the following symptoms:
- coughing regularly and wheezing
- a very tight chest
- breathlessness that makes it difficult to walk or speak
- difficulty to breathe and faster breathing
Depending on how controlled your asthma is, you may need a preventer inhaler, like Soprobec, and a reliever inhaler, but there are more types of asthma inhalers.
- Reliever inhalers are used to treat the symptoms of an asthma attack, and you must keep yours close at all times. These inhalers contain a bronchodilator called ‘Salbutamol’ that opens up your airways by relaxing the muscles around them to allow you to breathe more easily. If you are diagnosed with asthma, you will be prescribed a reliever inhaler.
- Combination inhalers combine the long-acting reliever and preventer inhalers. These are used to provide ongoing relief from immediate symptoms as well as helping to prevent long-term symptoms. These inhalers are often prescribed when Asthma symptoms are difficult to manage with other medications
- Long-acting reliever inhalers are often prescribed as an additional treatment to help make breathing easier by opening the air passageways in your lungs. These are prescribed alongside a steroid preventer inhaler. You should also keep a fast-acting reliever inhaler nearby in case of a severe asthma attack.
We also offer other inhalers in addition to Soprobec including:
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Last reviewed: 09 Apr 2020
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