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How to use Zonda

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

This short video shows you how to use a Zonda inhaler.


Zonda inhaler is used with the medication Braltus (tiotropium).

Checklist of steps

  1. Open cap
  2. Open mouthpiece
  3. Remove a capsule from the bottle and close the bottle tightly
  4. Place one capsule in the centre chamber
  5. Close mouthpiece until it clicks (leave cap open)
  6. Press piercing button in once and release
  7. Breathe out fully (away from mouthpiece)
  8. Place mouthpiece in mouth and close lips to form a good seal
  9. Breathe in slowly and deeply enough to hear or feel capsule vibrating inside the chamber
  10. Hold breath for 5 seconds or as long as comfortable while removing inhaler from mouth
  11. Breathe normally (away from mouthpiece)
  12. Repeat steps 7 - 11 to empty capsule completely
  13. Open mouthpiece and remove empty capsule
  14. Close mouthpiece
  15. Close cap


Potential errors

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.


Thanks to Ms Narelle Williamson, Asthma and Respiratory Educator, and the patient who participated in this film clip.

Development of this How-to video was supported by Viatris. 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.