Twisthaler

 

A Twisthaler® is a plastic device containing dry powdered medication. A Twisthaler ® is breath-activated. This means when you inhale, the Twisthaler ® automatically releases the medication. If you use it properly, the Twisthaler  can deliver medication deep into your lungs.

  1. Hold the inhaler upright and twist the cap off.
  2. Breathe out, away from the Twisthaler.
  3. Seal your lips around the mouthpiece and breathe in quickly and deeply.
  4. Remove inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for 5-10 seconds.
  5. Twist the cap on to close and reset the Twisthaler.
  6. If you need a second puff, repeat these steps and then rinse your mouth.

Clean mouthpiece two or three times a week. Using a dry cloth, wipe away any particles that have collected on the mouthpiece. Never wash the mouthpiece.

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This content was developed and reviewed by the Lung Association's Certified Respiratory Educators. 

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Page Last Updated: 12/10/2016