How to prepare your RESPIMAT® inhaler for first use

Your RESPIMAT® inhaler must be prepared before you can use it 1


Simple, easy to learn steps: 1

Follow the below steps to prepare your RESPIMAT® inhaler: 1

  • Keep the cap closed

  • Press the grey safety catch on the side of the RESPIMAT® inhaler while firmly pulling off the clear base with your other hand

  • Insert the narrow end of the cartridge into the inhaler

  • Place the inhaler on a firm surface and push down firmly until it clicks into place

  • Put the clear base back into place until it clicks


Steps for activation

  • Keep the cap closed

  • Turn the clear base in the direction of the arrows on the label until it clicks (half a turn)

  • Open the cap until it snaps fully open

  • Point the inhaler towards the ground

  • Press the dose release button

  • Close the cap 
    Repeat the Turn – Open – Press  until a cloud is visible, then repeat 3 more times

  • Your inhaler is now ready to use 

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