How to use your disposable inhaler every day

Three main steps to use your inhaler every day1

Patient holding a Respimat device

Respiratory Respimat - Daily use

Just remember Turn – Open – Press1

Follow the simple, easy to learn steps below for daily use of your RESPIMAT® inhaler:

  • Activation Step 1: Turn


    • Keep the cap closed
    • Turn the clear base in the direction of the arrows on the label until it clicks (half a turn)
  • Activation Step 2: Open


    • Open the cap until it snaps fully open
  • Daily use instructions. Step 3: press


    • Breathe out slowly and fully
    • Close your lips around the mouthpiece without covering the air vents 
    • Point your inhaler to the back of your throat
    • While taking a slow, deep breath through your mouth, PRESS the dose-release button and continue to breathe in slowly for as long as comfortable
    • Repeat TURN, OPEN, PRESS for a total of 2 puffs
    • Close the cap until you use your inhaler again

When to get a new RESPIMAT® inhaler1

  • Number of doses are shown in the device

    The dose indicator shows the number of remaining doses

  • New device will be needed soon, once the indicator is in the red area

    When the indicator is in the red area, you will need a new inhaler soon

  • The indicator needs to be replaced when it reaches zero

    When the indicator reaches the end of the red area, you will not be able to turn the clear base anymore. Your inhaler is used up and needs replacing

After three months, you will need a new inhaler, even if you have doses left

  1. SPIOLTO® RESPIMAT® Product monograph
  1. Dalby RN et al. Med Devices (Auckl). 2011;4:145-155.
  1. Dalby R et al. Int J Pharm. 2004;283(1-2):1-9.
  1. Ciciliani AM et al. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017;12:1565-1577.
  • First preparation

    What to do when you receive a new RESPIMAT® inhalter

    First Preparation Step 3: Replace Clear Base
  • Easy inhalation1-4

    Why a slow deep breath makes a difference

    Daily use instructions. Step 3: press
  • FAQs

    Frequently asked questions

    Frequently Asked Questions