How to replace the cartridge in your RESPIMAT® inhaler

Cartridge replacement is straightforward. The dose indicator will let you know when you need to do this.1

Patient using Respimat inhaler

Cartridge Exchange

Reading the dose indicator1

  • Instructions: remaining doses

    The dose indicator shows the number of remaining doses.  

  • Instructions: cartridge with 10 puffs left

    Yellow means there are only 10 puffs left  and you will need a new cartridge soon. 

  • Instructions: cartridge needs replacing

    Red tells you when the cartridge is used up and needs replacing. 

Steps for cartridge replacement1

  • Removing Respimat inhaler cartridge

    1. Start by removing the clear base and cartridge

    • Turn the clear base to loosen it. Your inhaler is now in a locked position
    • Pull off the cartridge from the inhaler
  • 2. Insert new cartridge

    • Insert the narrow end of the new 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 snaps back automatically

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)
  • Activation instructions. Step 2: open


    • Open the cap until it snaps fully open
  • How to inhaler with Respimat


    • 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)

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


Dalby R, et al. Int J Pharm. 2004;283(1-2):1-9.


Placebo RESPIMAT® Instructions for use. October 2018.


Anderson P. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2006;1(3): 251-259.


Ciciliani AM, et al. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017;12:1565-1577.

You can use up to 6 cartridges with your RESPIMAT® inhaler1

New cartridges are available in refill packs that contain up to three cartridges.

  • Easy inhalation1-4

    Why a slow deep breath makes the difference

    How to inhaler with Respimat
  • Daily use1

    Three main steps for using your RESPIMAT® inhaler

    Activation instructions. Step 1: turn
  • FAQs

    Frequently asked questions

    Freuently Asked Questions
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