How To Use an Metered dose inhalers correctly _reamove cap from the mouthpiece.shake the inhaler well to mix the medicine . _There are 3 methods to use an MDI: • Method 1:put the mouthpiece of the inhaler in your mouth.Don't block the opening of the mouthpiece with your teeth or tounge. • Method 2:Connect the spacer(orholding chamber)to mouth and close your lips looslely around the other end of the chamber . • Method 3 :Hold the inhaler 1-2 inches in front of your mouth (about 2-3 finger widths). 1_Exhale (breathe out)slowly all the way . 2_firmly press down on the inhaler as you inhale (breathe in )slowly.This gives you one dose of medicine.Press your inhaler only 1 time while you are breathing in .If you use a holding chamber,first press down on the inhaler and within 5 seconds, begin to breathe in slowly. 3_Take the mouthpiece away from your mouth.Holdyour breath as you count to 10 slowly,if you can.This lets the medicine reach deeply into your lungs . 4_Exhale slowly.Never exhale through the mouthpiece. 5_If you need to take 2 doses,wait 1 minuthe before the next dose.Don't forger to shake the container.
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