Release the dust cap of the HandiHaler by pressing the green button on the side once. You then have to fully open the dust cap by pulling it upwards. You will see a chamber where the capsule gets placed. Open this chamber by pulling the mouthpiece upwards.
Take one capsule, remove it from the blister pack and place it into the chamber.
Cover the mouthpiece firmly until you hear a click.
Holding the HandiHaler® upright, press the green button on the side of the inhaler once only and then release it.
Breathe out away from the HandiHaler®
Wrap and seal the mouthpiece with your lips and breathe in steadily as strongly and deeply as you can until your lungs are full or as much as you comfortably can.
Remove the HandiHaler® from your mouth and hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds or as long as you comfortably can and then breathe out slowly.
Remove the used capsule from the chamber and close the HandiHaler®.
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