It's easier to learn how to use your inhaler or puffer when someone shows you how.
Using your asthma or COPD inhaler properly is important. With the right technique, you can be sure the medicine is getting where it needs to.
Our library of How-To videos includes clips showing the correct use of different asthma and COPD inhalers as well as the correct use of allergy nasal sprays.
Inhaler designs vary widely and no inhaler type is foolproof. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about an inhaler that you feel comfortable with and then keep an eye out for the common problems.
Using a spacer with your puffer can help reduce problems with timing and coordination, and will also help reduce the chance of side-effects like hoarseness or throat infections.
Dry powder inhalers include Accuhaler, Ellipta, Genuair and Turbuhaler.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist or asthma & respiratory educator to:
Use your allergy nasal spray correctly so the medicine gets where it needs to, without side-effects like nosebleeds
Different types of puffers and inhalers need to be cleaned in different ways