How To Use QVAR RediHaler
With the QVAR RediHaler, the medicine comes out when you breathe in.
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Three Basic Steps
Before using your QVAR RediHaler, read the steps below. Always use it as directed by your doctor. If you have questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. See the Full Instructions for Use found in the Patient Information Guide.
The white cap must be closed to prepare the inhaler before each inhalation or you will not receive your medicine. Do not open the cap until you are ready to take your inhalation.
Open the white cap that covers the mouthpiece of the inhaler. Do not open the cap unless you are taking a dose. Breathe out fully.
Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and close your lips around it so you form a good seal. To avoid blocking airflow through the device, be sure that your hand doesn't cover the air vent on top of the inhaler. Hold the inhaler and mouthpiece upright as you take your inhalation. Inhale deeply to release the medicine. Remove the inhaler, hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds, then breathe out slowly away from the inhaler.
Close the white cap after inhaling to prepare your next inhalation.
If your doctor has told you to take more than one inhalation per dose, make sure the white cap is closed and repeat steps 1 to 3. Do not take extra doses or stop taking QVAR RediHaler without consulting your doctor.
After taking your prescribed number of inhalations, rinse your mouth with water without swallowing to help reduce the risk of a fungal infection (thrush) in your mouth.
Get to know your inhaler better with our quick reference guide on how to use, clean and store your QVAR RediHaler.