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Respimat® is supplied as a single pack (one Respimat® inhaler plus one cartridge). Single refill packs are also available that contain one cartridge, with no inhaler. One cartridge contains one month’s usage (60 puffs, which equals 30 medicinal doses).
Six cartridges can be used with each Respimat® inhaler, after which time you should be given a new inhaler.
The Respimat® inhaler is labelled with a cartridge counter to help you keep track of how many cartridges you have used. One box on the label should be ticked each time a new cartridge is inserted and your inhaler should be replaced after the sixth cartridge has been used.
The dose indicator shows how many puffs remain in the cartridge. When there are 10 puffs (5 medicinal doses) remaining the indicator will change from white to yellow and you should get a new cartridge. When the cartridge indicator turns red the cartridge is used up and needs replacing.
The recommended cleaning period and cleaning instructions for the Respimat® inhaler are to clean the mouthpiece including the metal part inside the mouthpiece with a damp cloth or tissue only, at least once a week.
Please contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for more information.