respimat®: DELIVERS MEDICATION WITH THE UNIQUE MIST

The innovative technology actively generates the unique mist.

All that patients need to do is breathe in9 to get the medication deep into their lungs. 11-13

Slow-moving 7

Slow velocity: helps the medication pass the natural curve of the throat. 8

Long-lasting 7

Giving you time to naturally9 breathe in the medication

Fine droplets ***,3,6,8,10

help your patients to get the medication deep into their lungs.

respimat®: DESIGNED FOR DEEP LUNG DEPOSITION1-3

For successful inhaled respiratory therapies

The effect of your inhaled therapy depends on the dose deposited as well as its distribution in your lungs. Respimat® resulted in deeper lung deposition**,1-3,5 compared to other inhaler technologies like DPI* or MDI.* With RESPIMAT® your medication can reach the large and the small airways of your lungs.2

Turbuhaler®DPI

When inhaled with (optimal) fast inhalation flow: 28.5 % lung deposition (mean dose deposited) 10,12

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Respimat®

51.6% lung deposition (mean dose deposited) 10,12

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MDI

8.9% lung deposition (mean dose deposited) 10,12

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In vitro dose comparison of RESPIMAT® with dry powder Inhalers1,2

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 *  in asthma patients – typical scintigraphic images in one patient comparing drug deposition profiles. Mean percentage of the dose deposited in the lung of 14 asthma patients. For the comparison Respimat® versus Turbuhaler® with fast inhaled flow             rate p<0.001, Becloforte® pMDI p<0,001. Test Drug inhaled: • from Respimat® and Turbuhaler®: budesonide • from pMDI: beclomethasone diproprionate 1.Ciciliani A et al. Respiratory Drug Delivery 2014;  2.453-456
2. Ciciliani A et al. Respiratory Drug Delivery 2015;2: 357-362

respimat®: In daily use 1

Just remember: Turn - Open - Press

Respimat® is a propellant-free  inhaler delivering a unique mist. Respimat® works through the energy released from a tensioned spring. This is why you turn the clear base until you hear a click to prepare the dose. For more details, please refer to the Spiriva Respimat Prescribing Information.

  • 1. Turn

  • 2. Open

  • 3. Press

1. Turn

Keep the cap closed. TURN the clear base in direction of the arrows on the label until you hear a click.
Keep the cap closed. TURN the clear base in direction of the arrows on the label until you hear a click.

2. Open

Flip the cap OPEN until it clicks into open position.
Flip the cap OPEN until it clicks into open position.

3. Press

Breathe out slowly and fully, then close your lips around the mouthpiece. While taking a slow deep breath, PRESS the dose release button; keep breathing in slowly. Close the cap.
Breathe out slowly and fully, then close your lips around the mouthpiece. While taking a slow deep breath, PRESS the dose release button; keep breathing in slowly. Close the cap.

respimat®: The innovative technology

Learn more about the technology and how Respimat® works

Respimat® represents an inhaler category of its own. The propellant-free technology works just with the power of a tensioned spring. Although it was designed to achieve high efficiency of medication delivery, it requires no special effort during inhalation. Watch the video to understand how its innovative technology works.

respimat®: the Inhaler for the Boehringer Ingelheim Respiratory Product Family

An inhaler that is propellant-free based on innovative inhaler technology

respimat®: PROFESSIONAL PATIENT EDUCATION

The better the patient understands his therapy the better he complies with the therapy. That's why
Respimat® supplies doctors with a range of different materials to help them to educate their patients.

FAQ
  • FAQ
  • Studies & Publications
  • Patient training kit
  • Links
  • FAQ
  • Studies & Publications
  • Patient training kit
  • Links
What if I can't turn the base easily?
The RESPIMAT® inhaler may already be prepared and in use – the inhaler is ready to be used as it is. The RESPIMAT® inhaler locks automatically once the dose indicator has reached the end of the scale. Please refer to your Prescribing Information for the number of doses. If your inhaler locks, prepare and use a new RESPIMAT® inhaler.
How does the dose indicator work?
The dose indicator shows approximately how many puffs of medicine are left. When the pointer enters the red area of the scale, this is when you will need to refill your prescription, or ask your doctor if you need another prescription for RESPIMAT® Inhalation Spray. Once the dose indicator has reached the end of the scale, all puffs have been used and the RESPIMAT® inhaler locks automatically. At this point, the base cannot be turned any further.
What if I can't press the dose-release button?
The clear base has not been turned. Turn the clear base until it clicks (half a turn). If that doesn't work, check to see if the dose indicator is at 0.
What if the clear base springs back after I have turned it?
The clear base was not turned far enough. Turn the clear base until it clicks (half a turn), so the RESPIMAT® inhaler is ready to use.
What if I can turn the clear base past the point where it clicks?
Either the dose-release button has been pressed, or the clear base has been turned too far. With the cap closed, try again - turn the base until it clicks (half a turn).
Why do I have to prime my inhaler prior to first use?
Your RESPIMAT® inhaler works mechanically, using a capillary. This draws up the solution with medication prior to releasing the spray of air. In order to get the air out of the capillary tube, you need to prime your inhaler. This will ensure you get the full daily dose when using your inhaler. Priming does not affect the number of doses available in your inhaler.
What if I can't turn the base easily?
The RESPIMAT® inhaler may already be prepared and in use – the inhaler is ready to be used as it is. The RESPIMAT® inhaler locks automatically once the dose indicator has reached the end of the scale. Please refer to your Prescribing Information for the number of doses. If your inhaler locks, prepare and use a new RESPIMAT® inhaler.
How does the dose indicator work?
The dose indicator shows approximately how many puffs of medicine are left. When the pointer enters the red area of the scale, this is when you will need to refill your prescription, or ask your doctor if you need another prescription for RESPIMAT® Inhalation Spray. Once the dose indicator has reached the end of the scale, all puffs have been used and the RESPIMAT® inhaler locks automatically. At this point, the base cannot be turned any further.
What if I can't press the dose-release button?
The clear base has not been turned. Turn the clear base until it clicks (half a turn). If that doesn't work, check to see if the dose indicator is at 0.
What if the clear base springs back after I have turned it?
The clear base was not turned far enough. Turn the clear base until it clicks (half a turn), so the RESPIMAT® inhaler is ready to use.
What if I can turn the clear base past the point where it clicks?
Either the dose-release button has been pressed, or the clear base has been turned too far. With the cap closed, try again - turn the base until it clicks (half a turn).
Why do I have to prime my inhaler prior to first use?
Your RESPIMAT® inhaler works mechanically, using a capillary. This draws up the solution with medication prior to releasing the spray of air. In order to get the air out of the capillary tube, you need to prime your inhaler. This will ensure you get the full daily dose when using your inhaler. Priming does not affect the number of doses available in your inhaler.

RESPIMAT®: KEY STUDIES AND PUBLICATIONS

The key benefits of Respimat are proven by a solid database

Lung deposition

Newman SP et al. Chest 1998;113: 957-963

Pitcairn G et al. J Aerosol Med 2005; 18(3): 264-272

Peterson BS et al. J Aerosol Med 2008; 21(2): 159-168

Hochrainer D et al. J Aerosol Med 2005; 18(3): 273-282

Anderson P. International Journal of COPD 2006; 1(3): 251-259

Brand P et al. Int J Chronic Obstruct Pulm Dis, Vol 3, Nr. 4, 2008, 763-770

Dose to the lung (in vitro tests):

1. Ciciliani A et al. Respiratory Drug Delivery 2014; 2:453-456

2. Ciciliani A et al. Respiratory Drug Delivery 2015; 2: 357-362

Active mist delivery

1. Zierenberg B J Aerosol Med 1999; 12(Suppl 1): 19-24

Slow-moving, long-lasting mist:

1. Hochrainer D et al. J Aerosol Med. 2005; 18(3): 273-282

Fine droplet delivery:

1. Dalby R et al. Int J Pharm 2004; 283: 1-9

2. Dalby R et al. Med Devices (Auckl) 2011; 4: 145-155

Anderson P International J COPD 2006; 1(3): 251-259

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