Using your inhaler (puffer) properly is important when you have asthma.
This short clip shows you how to use Cipla inhaler.
If the inhaler is brand new or you haven’t used it for a week or more, you will need to prime the inhaler before taking a dose. Check the package insert for instructions.
The inhaler has a colour-coded dose counter on the front that shows the number of doses left in the inhaler. The number changes after every 20 doses.
The colour in the dose counter will start to change from green to red when there are 40 doses left. It will turn completely red when there are 20 doses left; this is a good reminder that it’s time to get a new prescription.
When the counter hits zero, it means there is no medicine left and the inhaler should be discarded.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist or asthma & respiratory educator to:
Different brands of inhalers sometimes have slightly different instructions to each other for similar steps. The checklists in our How-To Video library have been simplified and standardised where possible to reduce confusion.
Your inhaler will come with instructions in the package. Always check the package insert for any specific instructions.
See our complete How-to video library for other inhaler types and how to use them.
Thanks to Ms Bernadette Flannagan, asthma and respiratory educator, and the patient who participated in this film clip.
Development of this How-to video was supported by an untied educational grant from Cipla. The National Asthma Council Australia retained editorial control.
Although all care has been taken, this video is a general guide only, which is not a substitute for assessment of appropriate courses of treatment on a case-by-case basis. The National Asthma Council Australia expressly disclaims all responsibility (including for negligence) for any loss, damage or personal injury resulting from reliance on the information contained herein.