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Inhalers (How-To)

BREATHE THIS IN: It is important to learn how to properly use your medication inhalation devices so that you get the right dose of medication to your lungs. Watch the videos below to learn how to use them correctly. To help ensure you are using your inhalation devices properly, demonstrate how you use them to your doctor, pharmacist, or Certified Respiratory Educator. They can help ensure that you are using them correctly.


How to Use a Puffer (Metered Dose Inhaler) with Spacer

This video shows you how to use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) medication inhalation device with a spacer (valved holding chamber) device. The MDI sprays out a puff of medicine into the spacer. The medicine is then inhaled from the spacer deep into the lungs.


How to Use the Handihaler Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the HandiHaler medication inhalation device. The HandiHaler is a “dry powder” medication delivery device. The fine powder is inhaled deep into the lungs.

 


How to Use the Diskus Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the Diskus medication inhalation device. The Diskus is a “dry powder” medication delivery device. The fine powder is inhaled deep into the lungs.


How to Use the Turbuhaler Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the Turbuhaler medication inhalation device. The Turbuhaler is a “dry powder” medication delivery device. The fine powder is inhaled deep into the lungs.


How to Use the Breezhaler Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the Breezhaler medication inhalation device. The Breezhaler is a “dry powder” medication delivery device. The fine powder is inhaled deep into the lungs.


How to Use the Twisthaler Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the Twisthaler medication inhalation device. The Twisthaler is a “dry powder” medication delivery device. The fine powder is inhaled deep into the lungs.


How to Use the Genuair Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the Genuair medication inhalation device. The Genuair is a “dry powder” medication delivery device. The fine powder is inhaled deep into the lungs.


How to Use the Ellipta Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the Ellipta medication inhalation device. The Ellipta is a “dry powder” medication delivery device. The fine powder is inhaled deep into the lungs.


How to use the Respimat Medication Inhalation Device

This video shows you how to use the Respimat medication inhalation device. The Respimat is a medication delivery device that sprays out a puff of medicine that you inhale deep into the lungs.


How to Use a Nebulizer/Compressor

This video shows you how to use the nebulizer/compressor medication inhalation device. A nebulizer uses air pressure to turn liquid medicine into a mist that is then inhaled through a facemask or mouthpiece.


If you have any questions about your medications, ask your health-care provider or pharmacist.