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3101 How to use an Accuhaler Inhaler

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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 Accuhaler. 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 will have poor control of your condition, with the risk of side effects such as a sore throat or mouth infection. You should always sit upright or stand up when using your Accuhaler. Hold the inhaler in one hand, and with the thumb of your other hand, open the inhaler by pushing the thumb grip away from you until you hear a click. Whilst keeping the mouthpiece of the inhaler pointing towards you, hold the inhaler in a horizontal position and use one thumb to load the dose by sliding the lever away from you until you hear a click. When you are ready, breathe out gently as far as you comfortably can, but not into the mouthpiece. Now 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. Once you are ready, breathe in as forcefully and deeply as you can. If you don't breathe deeply enough you won’t get the medication into your lungs. Remove the inhaler from your mouth, whilst holding your breath for up to 10 seconds, or as long as is comfortable for you. When you can no longer hold your breath, breathe out slowly. If an extra dose is needed, wait for thirty seconds and then repeat the whole process again. When you are finished, close the inhaler by sliding the thumb grip towards you. If your Inhaler contains a steroid, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water spit it out after every use to prevent mouth infections. Ask your pharmacist if you are unsure whether your inhaler contains a steroid. The counter will indicate when it's time to get a new inhaler. If you are have any questions speak to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist for assistance.

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Duration: 2 minutes and 19 seconds
Language: English
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Posted by: richardwh on Nov 15, 2016

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