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Using Your Asthma or COPD Inhaler - “How To” Videos

Posted Apr 24 2010 12:59pm

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National Asthma Council Australia

Many people do not realise they aren’t using their asthma or COPD inhaler (puffer) correctly. Although it might seem simple, it can be hard to get the steps just right without an expert showing you how. And if it’s been a while since you were last shown, it’s easy for little mistakes to slip into your routine.

Using your inhaler properly is important. With the right technique you can be sure that the dose prescribed by your doctor is the same as the dose received by your lungs. Using your inhaler properly can give you better control of your asthma or COPD and may even mean you need to take less medication.

These film clips have been made to show you how to use your asthma or COPD inhaler properly.

In each short clip, an asthma & respiratory educator demonstrates the correct use of one inhaler. Click on a link below to read more

Standard MDI- metered dose inhaler - (puffer)
Used with
Airomir, Alvesco, Asmol,
Atrovent, Combivent, Epaq,
Flixotide, Flixotide Junior, Intal, Intal Forte, Qvar,
Seretide, Serevent, Tilade, Ventolin
Go to Standard MDI (puffer)

Standard MDI (puffer) with a spacer
Used with
Airomir, Alvesco, Asmol, Atrovent, Combivent, Epaq, Flixotide, Flixotide Junior, Intal, Intal Forte, Qvar, Seretide, Serevent, Tilade, Ventolin
Go to Standard MDI (puffer) with a spacer

Accuhaler
Used with
Flixotide, Flixotide Junior, Seretide, Serevent
Go to Accuhaler

Autohaler
Used with
Airomir, Qvar
Go to Autohaler

HandiHaler
Used with
Spiriva
Go to HandiHaler

Turbuhaler
Used with
Bricanyl, Oxis, Pulmicort, Symbicort
Go to Turbuhaler


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