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

  1. Prime the inhaler according to instructions before first use, after three days nonuse, or after 21 days nonuse.
  2. Exhale fully; put the inhaler mouthpiece into your mouth and close your lips around it; begin slow inhalation and press the dose release button.
  3. Continue to breathe in slowly and deeply.
  4. Remove the inhaler from your mouth, hold your breath for 10 seconds, then exhale.
  5. Close the cap.
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