How do you use a turbuhaler device?

How to use a turbuhaler

  1. Unscrew the cap of the turbuhaler anticlockwise and lift off.
  2. Hold the turbuhaler upright.
  3. Then twist it back to the left until it clicks.
  4. Breathe out gently, away from turbuhaler.
  5. Remove the turbuhaler from your mouth and breathe out.

How do you use Symbicort for the first time?

Make sure that the inhaler is upright and that the opening of the mouthpiece is pointing towards the back of your throat. Inhale deeply and slowly while pressing down firmly on the top of the counter on the inhaler. 4. Continue to breathe in and hold your breath for about 10 seconds, or for as long as comfortable.

Do you shake a turbuhaler?

The Turbuhaler is empty when the red mark reaches the bottom of the window. You cannot tell if the Turbuhaler is empty by shaking it. The sound you hear is the powder that keeps the medicine dry, and not the medicine itself.

How do you prime a turbuhaler?

Priming the Turbuhaler® Prior to using the Turbuhaler® for the first time, it needs to be primed. To prime the device take off the cap and while holding upright turn the base left, then right. Repeat this action again. The Turbuhaler® is now ready for use and the dose can now be loaded.

How do you use your inhaler for the first time?

Hold the inhaler with the mouthpiece down. Place your lips around the mouthpiece so that you form a tight seal. As you start to slowly breathe in through your mouth, press down on the inhaler one time. Keep breathing in slowly, as deeply as you can.

When do you use turbohaler?

Symbicort Turbohaler is an inhaler that is used to treat asthma in adults and adolescents aged 12 – 17 years. It is also used to treat the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in adults aged 18 years and older. It contains two different medicines: budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate.

How do I know if my turbohaler is empty?

Rinse your mouth out with water after inhaling your prescribed dose.

  1. The brown base will still twist and ‘click’ even when your Turbohaler is empty.
  2. The sound that you hear as you shake your Turbohaler is produced by a drying agent and not the medicine.

Does turbuhaler need to be primed?

Why do you shake an inhaler?

Your inhaler has medicine to help your breathing and a “propellant” that helps push it into your lungs. You shake the canister to mix them so you get the right amount of each. If you don’t, you might get too much of one and too little of the other.

How long do you wait between puffs of an inhaler?

Hold your breath for about 10 seconds, then breathe out slowly. If you are supposed to use more than one puff, wait 1 minute before inhaling the second puff. Repeat these steps for the second puff, starting with shaking the inhaler.

What is the difference between Symbicort Rapihaler and turbuhaler?

These doses are half the respective doses available in the Turbuhaler DPI device (see Table 1) because dosing with the Rapihaler is designed to be given in multiples of two actuations to ensure adequate dose uniformity, while Turbuhaler can be given as single actuations.