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3108 YLH How to Use an Autohaler

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Hello. A variety of inhaler devices are available to treat lung conditions. This video will show you how to use your Autohaler Inhaler. If you use your inhaler correctly, you will get more of the medication into your lungs, giving you better control of your breathing problem. But if used incorrectly, you may have poor control of your condition, with the risk of side effects such as a sore throat or mouth infection. Before you use your authohaler for the first time, or if you have not used it for 2 weeks or more, it must be tested by releasing 2 puffs into the air. Take the cover off the inhaler and point the mouthpiece away from you. Push the lever up to release a puff. Push the dose release slide on the bottom of the device in the direction shown by the arrow. To release a second puff, return the lever to its down position before repeating. Once finished, return the lever to its down position until you are ready to take your medicine. You should always sit upright or stand up when using your Autohaler Inhaler. Remove the cover of the inhaler by pulling down the lip at the back. Hold the inhaler upright, and with one hand, push the lever upwards. When you are ready, breathe out gently as far as you comfortably can, but not into the mouthpiece. Place the mouthpiece into your mouth and between your teeth, but don't bite down on it. Close your lips around the mouthpiece to form a tight seal, and tilt your head back slightly. Make sure that your fingers are not blocking the air vent on the bottom of the inhaler. Now breathe in slowly and deeply. You will hear a click and feel a puff of medication, but you must continue breathing in. Remove the inhaler from your mouth while holding your breath for up to 10 seconds, or as long as is comfortable for you. Now breathe out slowly, before lowering the lever. If your doctor has told you to take two puffs of your inhaler, repeat the whole sequence again. Remember, you must push the lever up before using the inhaler, and push it down afterwards. Once you are finished, replace the mouthpiece cover and store in a dry place. If your inhaler contains a steroid, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water and spit it out after every use to prevent mouth infections. Ask your pharmacist if you are unsure whether your inhaler contains a steroid. If you are unsure about how to use your Autohaler or have any other questions, speak to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist for assistance.

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Duration: 3 minutes and 13 seconds
Language: English
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Posted by: richardwh on Nov 15, 2016

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