TECHNIQUES

It’s important to use your inhalers and other devices correctly to ensure you are getting the right dose of your medicine. These videos and tips demonstrate the right technique to use a spacer as well as a range of inhalers.

HOW TO USE A SPACER

There are two techniques for using a spacer and both work well.

One (deep) breath technique – most common for adults in daily use

Four breath technique – used by children or anyone when breathless

No matter what technique you are using, make sure you only put one puff of medicine into your spacer at a time. If you put more than one puff in, the medicine sticks together and then drops to the bottom of the spacer before you have time to breathe it in.

(Courtesy of Asthma Australia)

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