Using a Slow-Moving Mist Inhaler
How to Use a Slow-Moving Mist Inhaler
Slow-moving mist inhalers (brand name Respimat®) deliver a metered dose of medication in a spray designed to be easier to inhale than a metered-dose inhaler (MDI). Inhalation technique is similar to MDIs.
Slow-Moving Mist Inhaler Step-by-Step Instructions
- Prime the inhaler according to instructions before first use, after three days nonuse, or after 21 days nonuse.
- Exhale fully; put the inhaler mouthpiece into your mouth and close your lips around it; begin slow inhalation and press the dose release button.
- Continue to breathe in slowly and deeply.
- Remove the inhaler from your mouth, hold your breath for 10 seconds, then exhale.
- Close the cap.