Inhaler Devices

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Technique for inhalation from metered dose inhaler (MDI)

Step I Hold the MDI between the thumb and the index finger and shake the device 8 – 10 times.
Step II Exhale out completely.
Step III Place the mouthpiece in the mouth and clasp the lips tightly around it.
Step IV Press the top end of inhaler once to release the dose of the medicine and simultaneously inhale  steadily through your mouth (like you would suck a cold drink with a straw) and hold your breath for at  least 10 seconds.

Repeat all the above steps before taking the next puff.

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How to use a Rotahaler

Step I Insert a rotacap (capsule) into the small hole of the rotahaler.
Step II Hold firmly the top of rotahaler and rotate the base until the capsule breaks.
Step III Breathe out through your mouth. Then breathe in as deeply as possible by placing the rotahaler between your lips.
Step IV Hold your breath for 10 seconds and then breathe out.

Repeat all the above steps for the next dose after disposing the used capsule. 

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How to use a Spacer

Step I The spacer is to be assembled properly by pushing the two halves into the notch and slot.
Step II Shake the inhaler ( 8-10 times) and then insert it into the spacer.
Step III Breathe out through your mouth. Then clasp the lips around the mouth piece of the spacer.
Step IV Press the top end of inhaler, and then breathe in and out deeply through your mouth for 3-4 times. Hold your breath for 10 seconds.

Repeat the steps III and IV for each puff.

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How to use an Accuhaler

Step I Open your accuhaler by rotating the outer case (till you here a click).
Step II Breathe out through your mouth. Then clasp the lips around the mouth piece of the accuhaler. (Never breathe into your accuhaler.)
Step III Breathe in steadily and deeply. Hold your breath for 10 seconds.

Repeat the steps II and III for each puff.

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