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Shake the inhaler and remove the inhaler cap. Check the
inhaler instructions to see if you need to prime your inhaler before you use
it. If it needs priming, follow the instructions on how to prime your
Place the mouthpiece of the inhaler into the
Remove the cap from the spacer.
Hold the inhaler upright with the mouthpiece at the
Tilt your head back slightly and breathe out slowly and
Place the spacer's mouthpiece in your
Press down on the inhaler to spray one puff of medicine
into the spacer and then start breathing in slowly (press first, then breathe
Hold your breath for 10 seconds, to give the medicine
time to settle in your lungs.
If you need to take a second dose,
wait 30 to 60 seconds to allow the inhaler valve to
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKen Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
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