A Spacer Device with an MDI

 Using your Spacer Device with an MDI

1. Remove the cap and shake the MDI.

 2. Insert the mouthpiece of the MDI into the opening at the end of the Aerochamber®.

 3. Seal lips around spacer mouthpiece.

 4. Depress the canister to allow medication to enter the Aerochamber®. Breathe in slowly & deeply.

 5. Hold breath for 10 seconds.


Care of an Aerochamber®

  • Clean the Aerochamber® about once a week. Immerse the Aerochamber® in warm water and agitate.
  • Shake off excess water and leave to dry overnight.


Cue Words

 1. REMOVE the caps.


2. SHAKE the MDI.


 3. ASSEMBLE the MDI mouthpiece in the chamber.


4. SEAL lips around spacer mouthpiece.


 5. PUSH puffer down once.


 6. INHALE: Slowly and deeply and hold breath for 10 seconds.


 8. For second puff, wait 30 seconds and repeat steps 2 to 7.

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