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Wipe the mouthpiece with a dry tissue to clean it. If your inhaler contains a steroid ingredient, you should rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth after using it; this is to prevent infections such as oral thrush.
7 Steps to Success, Inhaler Technique (2014) (adapted).
‘Getting the basics right, Inhaler Technique’. Primary Care Respiratory Society (2016).
Royal Sussex County Hospital COPD Nurse Specialist: 01273 523109.
Worthing Hospital Respiratory Nurse Specialists: 01903 205111. Extension: 85858.
St Richard’s Hospital Respiratory Nurse Specialists: 01243 788122. Extension: 32395.
You can also contact your community pharmacist or practice nurse for advice.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information here is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: September 2021
Review Date: March 2024