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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.
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