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1. Ensure that the metal canister is firmly placed into the plastic outer shell, as in the diagram below:

2. Remove the cap and shake the inhaler vigorously

3. Hold the inhaler upright 1 or 2 inches in front of your wide open mouth. Tilt your head up. Breathe normally.

 

4. Press the inhaler just as you start to breathe in. Keep breathing in slowly and deeply for 4 to 5 seconds.

5. Hold your breath for 6 to 10 seconds, and then breathe out.

6. Wait at least 30 seconds between each puff. Repeat steps 2 to 5 for each puff. Clean your inhaler, and replace the cap.

 



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Warning Signs

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Help For Shortness of Breath

SOB Positions

Controlled Coughing

Tips For Living

Exercise

Pulmonary Rehab

Postural Drainage

Using Your Inhaler

Using Your Spacer

Flu Shots