Using a Breezhaler

Note: The Breezhaler inhaler device must be used to inhale the contents of the medicine inside the capsule. Do not swallow the capsules.

  1. Remove the cap from Breezhaler device.
  2. Rotate to open the mouthpiece.
  3. Remove the capsule from the foil wrapping and place it in the chamber. (Note: pull back the foil from the edges; do not ‘pop’ the capsule through the foil wrapping as this will damage the capsule).
  4. Close the mouthpiece until you hear a ‘click’.
  5. Press side buttons to pierce the capsule once and release. (Do not shake).
  6. Hold the inhaler away from your mouth and breathe out fully.
  7. Place the mouthpiece between teeth without biting and close your lips to form a good seal.
  8. Breathe in quickly and steadily, so you can hear the capsule vibrate. Hold your breath for 5 seconds, or as long as you are comfortable.
  9. Take a second breath from the same capsule to get the full dose. You do not need to pierce the capsule again.
  10. While holding your breath, remove the inhaler from your mouth.
  11. Breathe out slowly and gently, away from the inhaler.
  12. Open mouthpiece to remove the used capsule and discard.
  13. Close mouthpiece and cap.

Caring for your Breezhaler

  1. Wipe the mouthpiece with a clean, dry tissue when needed.
  2. Do not wash the mouthpiece or allow it to get wet when cleaning.
  3. Close the cover when not in use.

When to get a new Breezhaler

Each new pack contains the capsules for inhalation plus one Breezhaler. When your capsules are starting to run low, organise a repeat or new prescription.

For a useful How to video visit the National Asthma Council Australia.