How to use Ellipta
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How to use Ellipta

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Using your inhaler properly is important when you have asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

This short clip shows you how to use an Ellipta.

Medications

An Ellipta is used with a number of different medications. These include:

Checklist of steps

  1. Check dose counter. (Do not shake at any time.) 
  2. Slide cover down until a click is heard. 
  3. Breathe out gently (away from inhaler) 
  4. Put mouthpiece in mouth and close lips to form a good seal. (Do not block air vent with fingers.) 
  5. Breathe in steadily and deeply. 
  6. Hold breath for 5 seconds or as long as comfortable. 
  7. While holding breath, remove inhaler from mouth. 
  8. Breathe out gently (away from inhaler) 
  9. Slide the cover upwards as far as it will go, to cover the mouthpiece. 

Potential errors

Tips

Getting the most out of your inhaler

Ask your doctor, pharmacist or asthma & respiratory educator to:

Other inhaler types

See our complete How-to video library for other inhaler types and how to use them.

Acknowledgement

Thanks to Ms Judi Wicking, 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 GSK Australia. The National Asthma Council Australia retained editorial control.