How to use Turbuhaler
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How to use Turbuhaler

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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 Turbuhaler.

Medication

A Turbuhaler is used with a number of different medications. These include:

Checklist of steps

  1. Unscrew and remove cover
  2. Check dose counter
  3. Keep inhaler upright while twisting grip at the base: twist around and then back until click is heard
  4. Breathe out gently (away from inhaler)
  5. Place mouthpiece between teeth (without biting) and close lips to form a good seal. (Do not cover the air vents)
  6. Breathe in strongly and deeply
  7. Remove inhaler from mouth
  8. Breathe out gently (away from inhaler)
  9. If more than one dose is needed, repeat all steps starting at step 3
  10. Replace cover

Your inhaler will come with instructions in the package. Always check the package insert for any specific instructions.

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 the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs as part of the Prevent Puffer Problems campaign. The National Asthma Council Australia retained editorial control.