ASTHMA DEVICES: THE ROTAHALER

Bronchodilators and topical steroid medicines are available in powder containing capsules (Rotacaps) as well as aerosols. This method of administrating medication is most commonly prescribed for poorly co-ordinated patients and for children. Most children over four years old are able to master the technique successfully. (The cleaning instructions that accompany inhalers and Rotahalers should be carefully followed.)
TECHNIQUE FOR USE
1. Remove a Rotacap from its packet and push it firmly into the raised hole on the top of the Rotahaler. The clear end of the Rotacap goes in first. The coloured end of the Rotacap should be even with the top of the hole;
The Rotahaler is now ready for use. Hold the Rotahaler level (horizontally). To split open the Rotacap, turn the light end of the Rotahaler as far as it will go in one firm movement;
Keep the Rotahaler level (horizontal) or the contents of the Rotacap will spill out. Breathe out until your lungs feel comfortably empty. Still keeping the Rotahaler level, raise it to your mouth. Place the mouthpiece between your lips. Close your lips and tilt your head back slightly;
Breathe in as strongly as possible. Hold your breath and take the Rotahaler from your mouth.
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ASTHMA DEVICES: THE ROTAHALERBronchodilators and topical steroid medicines are available in powder containing capsules (Rotacaps) as well as aerosols. This method of administrating medication is most commonly prescribed for poorly co-ordinated patients and for children. Most children over four years old are able to master the technique successfully. (The cleaning instructions that accompany inhalers and Rotahalers should be carefully followed.)TECHNIQUE FOR USE1. Remove a Rotacap from its packet and push it firmly into the raised hole on the top of the Rotahaler. The clear end of the Rotacap goes in first. The coloured end of the Rotacap should be even with the top of the hole;The Rotahaler is now ready for use. Hold the Rotahaler level (horizontally). To split open the Rotacap, turn the light end of the Rotahaler as far as it will go in one firm movement; Keep the Rotahaler level (horizontal) or the contents of the Rotacap will spill out. Breathe out until your lungs feel comfortably empty. Still keeping the Rotahaler level, raise it to your mouth. Place the mouthpiece between your lips. Close your lips and tilt your head back slightly;Breathe in as strongly as possible. Hold your breath and take the Rotahaler from your mouth.*26\148\2*

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