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

1. Remove clear base

  • 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

2. Insert cartridge

  • 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

3. Track cartridge

  • Mark the check-box on the inhaler's label to track the number of cartridges

  • 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 and will deliver 60 puffs (30 doses)

  1. Placebo RESPIMAT® Instructions for use. October 2018.