How to Use a Respimat Softmist Inhaler 

Proper inhaler device technique is important when taking your medicine(s) and monitoring your breathing. Learn the correct way to use your Respimat Softmist Inhaler.

Watch this video to learn how to use a Respimat Inhaler.

FULL TRANSCRIPT (with timecode)

 

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How to use a respimat
 soft mist inhaler.

 

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Check the dose counter. 

 

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Do not use if the dose counter says zero.
 

 

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Zero means the cartridge is empty
 and needs to be replaced.

 

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Put new inhaler together. Push
 clear safety latch

 

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and take off clear base. 

 

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Push metal cartridge into device by pushing
 it down onto a flat,

 

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hard surface. 

 

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Write down start date on side of inhaler. 

 

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Put clear base back on
 inhaler.

 

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Prime inhaler by turning the clear
 base to the right,

 

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opening the cap and pressing
 the button.

 

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Do this three times or until you
 see a mist come out

 

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of the mouthpiece. 

 

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You do not need to
 prime this inhaler again.

 

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Prepare your body by sitting or standing
 up straight.

 

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Breathe out all the way
 away from the inhaler.

 

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Never breathe into the device. 

 

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Tilt your head back slightly. 

 

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Put the mouthpiece into your mouth
 between your teeth.

 

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Close your lips tightly around the
 mouthpiece without covering

 

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the air vents. 

 

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Start taking a deep and steady breath
 in as you push

 

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the button. 

 

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Remove the inhaler from
 your mouth, and hold your

 

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breath for up to 10 seconds. 

 

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Breathe out slowly. 

 

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Close cap. 

 

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Repeat steps turn, open, press,i
 f you need to take another puf.

 

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Rinse your mouth with
 water and spit it out.

 

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Close inhaler cover and store in
 a cool, dry place.

 

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If you have trouble using the inhaler
 correctly, ask your

 

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pharmacist or doctor for help. 

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Page last updated: November 17, 2022

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