How to Correctly Use Your Asthma Devices (Eng-PDF)

Type: Asthma
Price: Free


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
    • Nebulizers
  • 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:

This is the English version of this handout. The Spanish version is available here.


*Please choose a quantity of 1 when ordering a free PDF download. A link to download the PDF will be included in your receipt email sent after checkout. You will then be able to print multiple copies from that download.

Note: The PDF reader on some mobile devices prevents viewing these documents. If you are having trouble, please download and view on a computer with the latest version of  Adobe Acrobat Reader®.


Store Home / Educational Handouts - Free PDF (Asthma)