Taking your asthma medicine regularly is an important part of controlling your asthma. But how you take your medicine is just as important. Incorrect inhaler or nebulizer technique can keep your asthma medicines from getting to your lungs, and if your medicine isn't reaching your lungs, your asthma might be harder to control. This guide outlines:
- The correct techniques for using the below asthma medicine delivery devices and equipment:
- Metered dose inhalers (MDIs)
- Dry powder inhalers (DPIs)
- Breath actuated inhalers
- Soft mist inhalers
- Steps on how to clean your asthma medicine devices and delivery equipment
- How to know when your inhaler is empty
More resources for managing asthma are available in AAFA's ASTHMA Care for Adults course: aafa.org/asthmacare
This is the English version of this handout. The Spanish version is available here.
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