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Giona Easyhaler® (Budesonide)

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Antiasthma Giona Adult, Children

Giona Easyhaler® (Budesonide) - What is it for

Giona Easyhaler® (Budesonide) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Giona Easyhaler® (Budesonide) cause?

Before taking Giona Easyhaler® (Budesonide), what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Giona Easyhaler® (Budesonide)?

Giona Easyhaler® (Budesonide) - Dosage and How to Use

How should Giona Easyhaler® (Budesonide) be used?

 

​1)    To open the Easyhaler®, hold the inhaler device in one hand and remove the cover with the other hand

2)    Shake the device up and down 3 to 5 times

3)    Then hold the Easyhaler® upright between your thumb and forefinger.

Giona administration shaking and holding of device

 

4)    Press down once on the coloured button with your forefinger until you hear a “click” sound.

5)    Release your forefinger. The dose is now ready.

6)    Breathe out normally away from the Easyhaler®. Do not exhale into the device

Giona administration pressing of dose

 

7)   Put the mouthpiece in your mouth. Seal your lips around the mouthpiece. Breathe in as steadily and deeply as you can until your lungs are full.

8)   Remove the device and hold your breath for at least 5 seconds and then breathe out slowly away from the mouthpiece.

Giona administration inhaling of dose

 

​9)   For a second dose, repeat steps 2 - 8.

10) Wipe the mouthpiece with a clean dry tissue. Replace the cover after use.

Giona administration replacing of cover

Additional instructions:

  • Rinse your mouth with water after use to prevent oral thrush.
  • If you accidentally click the Easyhaler® more than once, you need to empty the powder out by tapping the mouthpiece on a table or the palm of your hand before repeating from step 2.
  • Check the dose counter on the side of the Easyhaler®. This tells you how many doses are left. The last 20 doses will appear in red. When the counter reaches '0', you should discard the Easyhaler and use a new one.
  • The Easyhaler® comes in an aluminium foil packaging. Once the foil packaging is opened, the expiry of the Easyhaler® is reduced to 6 months. 
  • Clean the Easyhaler® mouthpiece at least once a week with a dry cloth. Do not use water as the powder inside is sensitive to moisture.

 

 

Giona administration of extra dose

 Special thanks to mummy Han Hui & son Rayner

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Giona Easyhaler® (Budesonide) - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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