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How to use a Spinhaler®*

Wash and dry your hands well.
Open the sachet and press out a Spincap® through the foil.
Hold the Spinhaler® upright with the mouthpiece pointing downwards; then unscrew the body.
Check that the propeller is on its spindle, and then firmly push a Spincap® (coloured end downwards) into the cup of the propeller. Make sure that the propeller spins easily and then screw the body tightly back onto the mouthpiece.
Still holding the Spinhaler® upright, slide the outer sleeve as far down as it will go and then back up again. This pierces the Spincap® and makes the Spinhaler® ready for use.
Make sure the mouthpiece and the body of the Spinhaler® are still tightly screwed together.
Breathe out, put the mouthpiece in your mouth and close your lips around it so that they are right up against the lip of the Spinhaler®.
Tilt your head well back and breathe in as deeply as you can.
Hold your breath for as long as comfortable, then take the Spinhaler® out of your mouth and breathe out.
Keep repeating this process until the Spincap® is empty. 2 or 3 breaths should be enough. It does not matter if a little powder is left.
Take a drink of water should your throat become irritated afterwards.
How to look after the Spinhaler®

  • Always keep your Spinhaler® in its container. This will make ensure that dirt cannot get into it.
  • For best results, the parts of the Spinhaler® must be kept free from any powder residue. At least once a week, it is important that you brush off any powder left sticking to the propeller and wash all parts of the Spinhaler® in warm water. Make certain components of the Spinhaler® are completely dry before putting it back together.

*This information is intended to provide general instructions for the use of a Spinhaler®. If these instructions are different from those given by your doctor or pharmacist, check with your doctor or pharmacist to confirm how you should be using the product.

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