How to use flutiform
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How to use flutiform

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Using your inhaler (puffer) properly is important when you have asthma. 

This short clip shows you how to use aflutiform inhaler. 

Medications taken with this inhaler 

A flutiform inhaler is a metered-dose inhaler (pMDI), and contains fluticasone propionate and eformoterol.

Checklist of steps 

  1. Check dose counter 
  2. Remove cap

  3. Hold inhaler upright and shake well

  4. Breathe out gently away from inhaler

  5. Put mouthpiece between teeth without biting and close lips to form good seal

  6. Start to breathe in slowly and deeply through the mouth and, at the same time, press down firmly on canister

  7. Continue to breathe in slowly and deeply

  8. Hold breath for 5 seconds or as long as comfortable

  9. While holding breath, remove inhaler from mouth

  10. Breathe out away from inhaler

  11. For the second inhalation, wait about 30 seconds then repeat all steps starting from step 3

  12. Replace cap 

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.

Potential errors 

Tips 

Getting the most out of your inhaler 

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. 

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 Mundipharma. The National Asthma Council Australia retained editorial control.


Note: flutiform is the registered trade mark of Jagotec AG used under licence by Mundipharma Pty Limited. Mundipharma Pty Limited ABN 87 081 322 509, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000. Tel: 1800 188 009.