How to use an Accuhaler

  1. Open the Accuhaler® by holding the outer case in one hand and using the thumb of your other hand to push the thumb grip away until you hear a click. You should now see the mouthpiece.
  2.  Hold the mouthpiece of the Accuhaler® towards you and slide the lever beside the mouthpiece away from you until you hear a click.  The makes the dose available to be inhaled.
  3. Breathe out away from the Accuhaler®. Wrap the mouthpiece with your lips and breathe in steadily as strongly and deeply as you can until your lungs are full as much as you comfortably can. 
  4. Remove the Accuhaler® from your mouth and hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds or as long as you comfortably can and then breathe out slowly.
  5.  Close the Accuhaler® by sliding the thumb grip back towards you until you hear a click. This will also cover the mouthpiece and lever.
  6. If you have to take a second dose, wait 30 seconds and repeat steps above.
how to use an accuhaler
how to use an accuhaler

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