Using an Inhaler

How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler With a Spacer

  1. Take off the inhaler cap and make sure the spray hole and mouth piece are clean
  2. Shake inhaler 10-15 times
  3. Put inhaler mouthpiece into end of the spacer
  4. Inhale a deep breath and breathe out all the way
  5. Hold inhaler and spacer between pointer finger and thumb
  6. Put the mouthpiece of the spacer in your mouth above your tongue
  7. Close your lips around the spacer and tilt your head back
  8. Press on the inhaler once and breathe in slowly and deeply
  9. Hold the air in for 5-10 seconds
  10. Open your mouth and breathe out slowly

Watch the video below to see how it's done.

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