How to prepare your disposable inhaler for first use

Your RESPIMAT® inhaler must be prepared before you can use it1

Patient opening for the first time a Respimat Inhaler package

Simple, easy to learn steps:1

Follow the below to prepare your RESPIMAT® inhaler:1

  • First Preparation Step 1: Remove Clear Base

    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
  • First Preparation Step 2: Insert Cartridge

    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
  • First Preparation Step 3: Replace Clear Base

    3. Replace clear base

    • Put the clear base back into place until it clicks

Steps for activation

  • 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
  • Activation Step 3: Press


    • 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 
  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.
  • Daily use1

    Three main steps for using your RESPIMAT® inhaler

    Activation Step 1: Turn
  • Easy inhalation1-4

    Why a slow deep breath makes the difference

    Daily use instructions. Step 3: press
  • FAQs

    Frequently asked questions

    Frequently Asked Questions