Kelhale is a medication that’s designed to treat both mild and severe asthma, as well as a range of other respiratory issues.
What is Kelhale?
Kelhale is a tried-and-true medication used for the treatment of serious asthma and other respiratory conditions. Kelhale helps treat chronic respiratory diseases like asthma by preventing breathlessness attacks, as well as lessening the number and frequency of flare-ups.
What does Kelhale do?
Kelhale is based on the beconase active ingredient. Beconase is a corticosteroid commonly used in long-term asthma treatment. Corticosteroids are a kind of drug that helps keep the respiratory tracts inside the lungs open. This makes normal breathing easier by enabling the air to flow freely in and out of the lungs.
When taken in recommended dosages (either 100 or 50 micrograms of beclometasone dipropionate per dose), these ingredients have the lasting effect of controlling the symptoms of asthma and reducing inflammation, irritation, and swelling.
What’s the recommended way to use the Kelhale beconase inhaler?
Like all prescription-only medicines, Kelhale shouldn’t be used unless it has been prescribed to you by a registered doctor. Before administering your first dose, make sure to familiarize yourself with the patient information leaflet that arrived in the Kelhale packet.
If the instructions in the patient information leaflet are unclear, ask your nurse or doctor to show you the correct technique for using the inhaler.
Here’s a brief 7 step guide for using the Kelhale beconase inhaler:
- Step #1: Sit or stand upright and hold the Kelhale inhaler so that the mouthpiece is at the bottom.
- Step #2: Take off the cover on the mouthpiece and let as much air out of your lungs as possible.
- Step #3: Put the mouthpiece between your teeth and shut your lips around it. Do not bite down on the mouthpiece.
- Step #4: Press down on the top of the canister and slowly take a deep breath. This will administer the medication directly into your lungs.
- Step #5: Hold your breath for 10 seconds or so before moving Kelhale away from your mouth, then gradually breathe out.
- Step #6: Wait 2-3 minutes, then repeat the first 5 steps to administer another dose. Perform this step only if your doctor has recommended it.
- Step #7: Put the mouthpiece cover back on and brush your teeth to remove any residue.
What are the recommended Kelhale dosages?
Your doctor will determine the right dose based on the severity of your asthma symptoms. If your asthma is mild, you will likely be prescribed the 50 microgram inhaler, and only have to administer 1-2 doses twice a day.
Moderate asthma cases will usually be prescribed 2-4 50 microgram doses twice a day, or 1-2 100 microgram doses twice a day. People who suffer from severe asthma may be required to take anywhere between 4-8 50 microgram doses twice a day, or 2-4 100 microgram doses twice a day.
Keep track of the dose indicator on your Kelhale beconase inhaler. Once the numbers get low (ie., in the single digits), it’s time to make an appointment with your doctor and request a prescription for a new inhaler.
Never take a double dose of Kelhale to make up for a dose that you’ve skipped previously. Furthermore, if you experience the symptoms of a Kelhale overdose (headache, shakiness, or rapid heartbeat), notify your doctor immediately.