How to prepare your Respimat inhaler for first use

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

Patient instruction for Respimat inhaler first use

Respimat - First Preparation

Simple, easy to learn steps:1

Follow the below to prepare your RESPIMAT® inhaler:1

  • Removing Respimat inhaler cartridge

    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
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    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
  • Track Respimat cartridges

    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

  • Activation instructions. 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)
  • Instructions, step 2: open


    • Open the cap until it snaps fully open
  • Instructions, 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 and will deliver 60 puffs (30 doses)

Placebo RESPIMAT® Instructions for use. October 2018.

  • Daily use1

    Three main steps for using your RESPIMAT® inhaler

    Activation instructions. Step 1: turn
  • Replacing your cartridge1

    What to do when your cartridge is used up

    Instructions to replace the cartridge
  • FAQs

    Frequently asked questions

    Freuently Asked Questions