Important notes about Diskhaler®
The Diskhaler® pierces one blister of medicine at a time
Store at 25°C (77°F)
Always check the inside and outside of the mouthpiece to make sure it is clean and clear. Any foreign object in the mouthpiece could be inhaled and cause serious harm.
- Remove the cover of the mouthpiece. Check inside and outside of the mouthpiece to make sure it is clean and clear.
- Pull out the white tray gently with the edges of the white mouthpiece until you can see the ridges on each side of the tray.
- Press both sides of the ridges at the same time and pull the white tray completely out of the Diskhaler® body.
- Place one silver medicine disk on the wheel with the flat side facing up. The four blisters of the disk should fit neatly into the four holes in the wheel.
- Slide back the white tray fully as far as it will go into the Diskhaler® body.
- Life the lid (shaped like a half-circle) at the top of the Diskhaler® as far as it will go into a completely upright position. This lid must be in a straight upright position for the needle to pierce both the top and bottom of the medicine disk inside.
- Click the lid down into position.
- Breathe out away from the Diskhaler®. Keep the Diskhaler® at a level so the medicine does not spill out. Wrap and seal the mouthpiece with your lips without covering the air vents.
- Breathe in steadily as strongly and deeply as you can until your lungs are full as much as you comfortably can.
- Remove the Diskhaler® from your mouth and hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds or as long as you comfortably can and then breathe out slowly.
- Rotate the Diskhaler® to the next blister by gently pulling the white tray out and in again. Only piece the blister when you are ready to take the next inhalation.
- Replace the mouthpiece cover.
About the author
Nwasom is a pharmacy graduate and a pharmacist currently practising in the United Kingdom. I have great experience communicating with patients and their family as gained through working as a pharmacist in both the hospital and community pharmacy sector. I love writing so it was a natural thing to try and pass medical and health information on through writing.