New inhaler

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Hi Everyone,

I have been given a new inhaler called Trimbow which is Fostair and Spiriva combined but a little stronger.

I just wondered if anyone else has used this and have you benefited from it? I can't say it has helped me so far.

Best wishes to you all.

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    Hi deanne

    I am not using Trimbow but I am using 2 of the meds within Trimbow separately, the 3 meds in Trimbow are:

    beclometasone dipropionate

    formoterol fumarate dihydrate

    glycopyrronium bromide

    (Check medicines . org uk emc for Trimbow)

    as you can see Trimbow does not include Spiriva which is tiotropium bromide monohydrate you can also check this on the emc medicines site.

    For me taking the beclometasone and formoterol separately work well, beclometason is the steroid inhaler which helps prevent inflammation of the airways and lungs, its a preventer medicine, the formoterol fumerate is a long acting broncho dilater (my prescribed dose lasts for 12 hours. I take spiriva (tiotropium) once daily which is a 24 hour broncho dilater which I also find useful. I would have no idea about the glycopyrronium bromide the 3rd med in Trimbow.

    glycopyrronium bromide is the medicine in seebri breezhaler which you can also check on the emc medicines site.

    Spiriva and glycopyrronium bromide / seebri breezhaler information is included on a patient UK (just use the search on site )

    Hope some of this information is off help to you and others.

    Hopefully someone who has been taking Trimbow for some months already will come and share their experience of Trimbow.

    Best wishes,

    Hope the medicine works well for you.

    V

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    Hi Deanne, I have been on Trimbow now for a few months and i think its the best thing since sliced bread lol, there is only one thing i find, it should last for 12 hours between doses but i find i need it before the 12 hours is up, but other than that id swear by it.

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    Hi Deanne Been on trimbow for three month Its a very fine mist taken through an aero chamber to make sure it gets in deep I found after a couple of weeks i started to feel all round much more active and just felt good Dont get me wrong though I still get out of breath and recently had a flare up but Im deighted with it Seen consultant at clinic yesterday and he will see me in three month as its abit early to make a judgement yet.

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    Hi Deanne,

    I used Trimbow for a few weeks and it helped with the COPD (I used to be on Seretide 500 twice a day and Spireva once a day) but I had to stop using Trimbow as I started having urinary tract infections, one of Trimbow's known side-effects. I'm now on a newer inhaler Trelegy Ellipta.

    Best wishes

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    Hi Deanne,

    I forgot to ask if you are using the Aerochamber Plus with Trimbow. The chamber makes you inhale very slowly so that less of the Trimbow medication ends up sticking to the back of your throat and not entering the lungs.

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    Hi Everyone, thank you all so much for your rapid responses to my query. It's so good to hear about others experiences. Changes can be a bit scary at times. Yes Gunthos, I do use a spacechamber with all the inhalers I've had, they help prevent oral thrush as well. I think I need to give it quite a while longer to feel the benefit of Thrimbow. Does anyone use Fostair as a reliever? Ventolin doesn't seem to help me much.

    Thanks again and Bless you all.

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