Adverse events should be reported

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

Adverse events should also be reported to Mylan by phone: 0800 121 8267 or by email: ukpharmacovigilance@mylan.com

Using Sirdupla properly is really important

Sirdupla is a pressurised metered dose inhaler (pMDI)

Using your inhaler correctly and regularly is really important

Good inhaler technique can mean good asthma symptom control

Poor inhaler technique causes big problems for you and the NHS

Poor inhaler technique is a big problem

Uncontrolled asthma (which can be caused by poor inhaler technique) is a massive issue for the NHS right now:3

£1.1 billion

cost to the NHS each year - covering hospital visits, drugs and GP visits

Over 65,000

emergency asthma admissions every year ¾ of those admissions are preventable3

23x

Every emergency admission costs 23 times the cost of an annual asthma review3

3.5x

Caring for someone with an asthma attack costs 3.5 times more than for someone whose asthma is well looked after3

Improving your inhaler technique and asthma control is your chance to live life well with asthma. Take the time to check that you’re using your inhaler correctly – the Test yourself section on this website can help and you may also consider visiting your doctor for an asthma check-up.

How to use Sirdupla™

Watch this video for step-by-step guidance for using your inhaler.

If you need further help using your inhaler visit your doctor to discuss inhaler technique training.

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Top tips

Take your time

Don’t rush taking your inhaler. Breathing in as slowly and as steadily as possible is important to make sure the right amount of medication gets into your lungs.

Watch your counter

You should get a replacement Sirdupla inhaler when the counter shows the number 20.

Stop using the inhaler when the counter shows 0 as any puffs left may not be enough to give a full dose.

Improve your technique

Good inhalation technique is very important. Take a look at the Test yourself section to make sure you’re using your inhaler properly and getting the full benefit of Sirdupla.

Keep it clean

Keep dust, dirt and anything else that gets into your pocket or bag away from the mouthpiece.

Use the cover provided and check the mouthpiece is clear before using the inhaler.

Important information about Sirdupla

Allergies

Do not use Sirdupla if you are allergic to salmeterol, fluticasone or any of the other ingredients of this medication. If you think you’re having an allergic reaction speak to your doctor as soon as possible.2

Side effects

Like all medications, Sirdupla can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. To reduce the chance of side effects, your doctor will prescribe the lowest dose of Sirdupla that will still effectively control your asthma.2

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medication.2

Experiencing a sudden attack of breathlessness or wheezing?

Use your fast-acting ‘rescue’ inhaler, not Sirdupla. Sirdupla is a long-acting (maintenance) inhaler that helps to stop breathlessness and wheeziness coming on – it should not be used to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness or wheezing. You should always have your fast-acting ‘rescue’ inhaler with you.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

Adverse events should also be reported to Mylan by phone: 0800 121 8267 or by email: ukpharmacovigilance@mylan.com