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How to Use a Diskus Inhaler

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How to use a Diskus

  1. Open your Diskus and hold it in the palm of your hand.
  2. Put the thumb of your other hand on the thumb grip.  Push the thumb grip until it “clicks” into place.
  3. Slide the lever away from you as far as it will go to get your medication ready.
  4. Breathe out away from the device.
  5. Place the mouthpiece gentlyin your mouth and close your lips around it.
  6. Breathe in deeply until you have taken a full breath.
  7. Remove the Diskus from your mouth.  Hold your breath for about ten seconds.  Then breathe out.
  8. Always check the number in the dose counter window to see how many doses are left.
  9. Rinse your mouth and gargle with water, then spit it out.
  10. If you drop your Diskus or breathe into it after its dose has been loaded, you may cause the dose to be lost.  If either of these things happens, reload the device before using it.

 


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