PatientEducation

Usingyour Metered Dose Inhaler

A Metered Dose Inhaler, or “MDI” is a device used to deliver a variety of respiratory medicines. Some more common medicines found in the MDI include albuterol (ProAir®) and Symbicort® (combination budesonide and formoterol).

 

Step By Step Usage

View our step by step guide on how to use your Metered Dose Inhaler

Introduction

Using your MDI without spacer

(e.g., albuterol, proventil) Steps 1-8

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Shake

Shake Inhaler

Shake the inhaler hard up and down 5 times.

Uncap

Uncap Your inhaler

Uncap inhaler and spacer mouthpieces and look for loose
objects in the devices.

IF PRIMING IS NEEDED: Push down inhaler canister one
time, spraying into the air away from your face. Shake 5
times more and spray 3 times into the air.

Breathe Out

Breathe out away from spacer

Breathe OUT normally and away from the spacer.

Don’t breathe in until step #5.

Step Four

Using your MDI without spacer

(e.g., albuterol, proventil) Steps 1-8

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Step Five

Using your MDI without spacer

(e.g., albuterol, proventil) Steps 1-8

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Step Six

Using your MDI without spacer

(e.g., albuterol, proventil) Steps 1-8

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Step Seven

Using your MDI without spacer

(e.g., albuterol, proventil) Steps 1-8

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