If you or someone close to you suffers from respiratory diseases like asthma or COPD, a doctor may have prescribed an inhaled treatment with a metered dose inhaler (MDI) and a valved holding chamber.
Discover 5 tips for using your Tipshaler® inhalation chamber.
Check the metered dose inhaler
Make sure the MDI is not empty.
Remove the caps and shake the inhaler
Remove the cap of the aerosol dispenser then shake it vigorously (perform this action again if it has not been used for more than 10 minutes).
Purge and insert the mouthpiece into the inhaler
Purge the first puff in the void. Insert the mouthpiece of the MDI into the adapter on the back of the inhalation chamber.
Place the mouthpiece or mask correctly
Place the mouthpiece of the chamber or the mask on the mouth and nose, and slightly to allow the mask to adhere well to his face.
Release a dose of the medicament
Release a dose of medication on the MDI, while holding the mouthpiece or mask on the patient’s face. Release the number of puffs prescribed by the doctor.
Wait at least 15 seconds to be sure the patient is breathing well (2 or 3 inhalations), then remove the mouthpiece or mask from the mouth.
Repeat according to the doctor’s prescription.
Find these steps in a short video: