Intended for UK Breelib patients, their caregivers and treating healthcare professionals

This non-promotional website is part of the Breelib Patient Support Programme and is fully funded by Bayer

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Caring for Breelib

It is important to look after Breelib as you have been advised. This will help to make sure Breelib works as it should.

Caring for Breelib

It is important to look after Breelib as you have been advised. This will help to make sure Breelib works as it should.

UK Breelib Support Centre 0800 0463 255

The Breelib Support Centre agents are available Monday to Thursday, 9am - 5pm, and Friday 9am - 4pm (except on Public Holidays in England). An out-of-hours voicemail service is available and all messages will be responded to on the next working day.

For healthcare advice or questions relating to treatment please contact your healthcare professional or treating centre.

Cleaning the base unit and carry case

It is important to keep the base unit and carry case free from dirt and dust. As the base unit contains the electrics it must not get wet as this can damage Breelib and stop it from working. To learn how to keep the base unit and carry case clean watch this sort video tutorial and view the information in this section.

The base unit and carry case should be cleaned as often as is required. They can be cleaned using a disinfecting wipe or clean damp cloth. After wiping the surface of the base unit fresh kitchen roll can be used to dry the plastic. The carry case should be left open to air dry.

Caring for the base unit and carry case

Caring for the base unit and carry case

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Caring for the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece

A schedule of rinsing, cleaning and boiling (disinfecting) for both the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece is required to keep the parts both clean and in good working order.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER EVERY DOSE

WHEN NEEDED BUT AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK

ONLY AT THE END OF EACH WEEK

► RINSING

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► CLEANING

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► BOILING

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Why it is important to care for the nebuliser unit

Underneath the nebuliser unit is a metal disc called a mesh. This metal disc has thousands of tiny holes in its surface.

When you breathe in through the mouthpiece, the disc vibrates and pushes liquid drug through the tiny holes to make a breathable drug mist which enters your lungs.

If the tiny holes become clogged up with leftover drug which has dried up, it will take you longer to take each of your doses.

Breelib metal disc
Rinsing the nebuliser unit immediately after finishing each dose will remove leftover drug and stop the tiny holes from becoming blocked.
Vibrating disc

Why it is important to care for the mouthpiece

At the back end of the mouthpiece is a net which filters the air which flows through Breelib and into your lungs. If this net becomes clogged up with leftover drug which has dried up air cannot flow freely and the mouthpiece will feel slightly blocked. When this happens it will take you longer to finish taking each of your doses.

Breelib mouthpiece

It is also important to use the right kind of water to rinse, clean and boil the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece with. Tap water, bottle water and even normal filtered water contains minerals which can leave behind a chalky residue which can also clog up the tiny holes in the metal disc.

When you are first given Breelib you will also be provided with a special water filter called ZeroWater. The filtered water from the ZeroWater jug should be used when caring for Breelib.

Please note that the manufacturer of Breelib recommends that distilled water be used to care for Breelib. In the UK ZeroWater is used as a practical substitute.