How to use Genuair
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How to use Genuair

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Using your inhaler properly is important when you have asthma or COPD.

This short clip shows you how to use a Genuair.


A Genuair is used with a number of different medications for COPD. These include:

Checklist of steps

  1. Check dose counter. (Do not shake at any time.) 
  2. Remove cap by squeezing arrows on each side and pulling outwards. 
  3. Hold inhaler horizontally with large coloured button facing straight up. Without tilting inhaler, press and release the button. 
  4. Check that control window has changed to green. 
  5. Breathe out gently (away from inhaler). 
  6. Put mouthpiece in mouth and close lips to form a good seal. Keep inhaler horizontal. 
  7. Breathe in strongly and deeply. Keep breathing in after click is heard. 
  8. Hold breath for about 5 seconds or as long as comfortable. 
  9. While holding breath, remove inhaler from mouth. 
  10. Breathe out gently (away from inhaler). 
  11. Check that control window has changed to red. 
  12. Replace cap. 

Potential errors


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.


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 Menarini Australia. The National Asthma Council Australia retained editorial control.