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How a patient should use the Respimat® inhaler

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How a patient should use the Respimat® inhaler every day

A patient should be advised to follow these simple, easy to learn steps below for daily use of their RESPIMAT® inhaler

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

2. OPEN the cap until it snaps fully open.

3.
  • As illustrated in the above video:
  • Breathe out slowly and fully, then close your lips around the mouthpiece
  • While taking in a slow, deep breath, PRESS the dose-release button; keep breathing in slowly
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds or for as long as comfortable
  • Close the cap

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

2. OPEN the cap until it snaps fully open.

3.
  • As illustrated in the above video:
  • Breathe out slowly and fully, then close your lips around the mouthpiece
  • While taking in a slow, deep breath, PRESS the dose-release button; keep breathing in slowly
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds or for as long as comfortable
  • Close the cap

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

2. OPEN the cap until it snaps fully open.

3.
  • As illustrated in the above video:
  • Breathe out slowly and fully, then close your lips around the mouthpiece
  • While taking in a slow, deep breath, PRESS the dose-release button; keep breathing in slowly
  • Hold your breath for 10 seconds or for as long as comfortable
  • Close the cap

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

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Frequently asked questions

  • The patient may have been prescribed a refill cartridge and this should be used together with the inhaler. Each inhaler can be used with up to 6 refill cartridges
  • Not to throw the Respimat® re-usable inhaler away when the cartridge is empty.
  • The cartridge should be replaced when the indicator changes colour to red with a white arrow indicating that the cartridge is empty.
  • To get a new prescription when the dose counter changes colour to yellow

Respimat® re-usable is available as a single pack (one Respimat® re-usable inhaler plus one cartridge) and a single refill pack (one cartridge). One cartridge contains 60 puffs (30 medicinal doses).

Each re-usable inhaler may be used with up to six cartridges, after which time a new Respimat® re-usable inhaler pack should be prescribed.
There is an option within prescribing systems which allows a prescriber to choose refills.

Yes. When designing the Respimat® re-usable, only a few secondary components of the Respimat® inhaler, such as the dose indicator and the length of the body, had to be modified or added. Delivered dose (DD) and particle size distribution (PSD) of the Respimat® re-usable inhaler were compared with data from a disposable Respimat®. Performance, in terms of delivered dose and fine particle dose, was unchanged. The delivered doses over nine cartridges were also stable and consistently within the upper and lower limits of the reference inhaler.

The Respimat® re-usable is licenced for use with up to six cartridges.

Boehringer Ingelheim simplified handling, improved readability of the dose indicator and redesigned the Respimat® for re-use with multiple cartridges based on patient and physician feedback. The Respimat® re-usable also offers the potential to reduce environmental impact from re-use with up to six cartridges.

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Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Adverse events should also be reported to Boehringer Ingelheim Drug Safety on 0800 328 1627 (Freephone) or PV_local_uk_ireland@boehringer-ingelheim.com
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