What does it do?
Vannair helps to prevent asthma symptoms and breathing problems.
How should you take it?
Inhale Vannair as directed by your healthcare professional, which is usually one puff twice daily. Remember to rinse your mouth after use.
If you need quick relief from asthma symptoms or breathing problems, use your ‘reliever’ medicine (e.g. salbutamol or terbutaline).
What if you forget a dose?
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and inhale your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, inhale the missed dose as soon as you remember.
Can you take other medicines?
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
Is there anyone who can't take Vannair?
Let your doctor know if you have heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, cataracts, osteoporosis, or glaucoma; or if you have ever had tuberculosis. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Some people with asthma may get short of breath after taking certain pain-relieving medicines such as aspirin (e.g. Aspec®), diclofenac (e.g. Voltaren®) or ibuprofen (e.g. Nurofen®). Long-term use of inhaled steroids may rarely cause effects such as: round face, change in body shape, change in hair growth, thin skin, weak muscles, increased risk of infection, increased blood pressure and diabetes.
What side effects might you notice?
Please tell your doctor if you notice troublesome symptoms like: Dry mouth or throat, hoarse voice, cough, unpleasant taste, small white sores in your mouth, furry tongue (oral thrush), tremor, headache, dizziness nervousness or trouble sleeping.
Please see your doctor if you have a fast or irregular heartbeat or chest pain.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes. Your capacity to drive should not be reduced by Vannair, but if you experience any side effects which hinder your judgment or coordination, then you should not drive and seek advice from a doctor.
What strengths does Vannair come in?
Vannair comes in 200/6mcg and 100/6mcg strength.
Keep your Vannair handy at all times, so you know where it is when you need it.