December 8, 2022

This instructional video will demonstrate how to properly use your albuterol inhaler. For more medication instructional videos, visit www.henryfordrx.com/medication_videos.

Hi i’m scott a henry ford pharmacist and i would like you to watch a short video that will provide instructions on how to use your inhaler properly the inhaler prescribed contains albuterol and is used to rescue you when you’re having difficulty breathing or if you’re short of breath your inhaler will have the same drug but may be different color that’s shown

In this video you may need this inhaler to prevent difficultly breathing such as using it before exercise begin by making sure the inhaler canisters securely in place and remove the cap off the mouthpiece always shake well before each use you will need to prime the inhaler before using it for the first time or if you’ve not used the inhaler for over two weeks

Priming is not needed if the inhaler is used regularly the steps to prime the inhaler will require you to spray the inhaler into the air away from your face you will need to prime the inhaler for a total of three times this is sure see inhaler will provide you medication when using it after the priming process and shaking the inhaler well it is now ready to

Be used hold the inhaler upright with the cap removed breathe out through your mouth as much air from your lungs as you can away from the mouthpiece put the mouthpiece in your mouth and close your lips around it start inhaling deeply and slowly through your mouth while pushing down on the canister once and continue taking a full breath remove the inhaler from

Your mouth and hold your breath for about 10 seconds or for as long as comfortable and breathe out slowly through your nose if your healthcare provider or your prescription label instructs you to use more than one spray wait one minute shake the inhaler again and repeat the steps put the cap back on the mouthpiece after every time you use the inhaler make sure

The cap snaps firmly into place remember please wait five minutes before using a different prescription inhaler and always ask your pharmacist which inhaler should be used first clean your inhaler at least one time each week by removing the canister and running only the mouthpiece under warm water and then dry it thoroughly get medical help right away or call 911

Hailer does not help your symptoms such as wheezing trouble breathing shortness of breath or if your symptoms get worse always carry your rescue inhaler with you and make sure your inhaler is readily available in case you have trouble breathing after using your inhaler you may feel shakiness nervousness or dizziness you may also feel your heart race or experience

Heart palpitations call your henry ford pharmacist regarding any side effects you may be experiencing to discuss further consult your doctor before stopping your medication thank you for taking the time to watch this instructional video if you have further questions or feel you may have an issue that prevents taking this inhaler properly please call the pharmacy

Number that is found on the prescription label please take advantage of the many resources henry ford pharmacy has to offer to help make it easier for you to remember to take your medication your henry ford pharmacist is available to answer any questions you have have a great day

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How To Properly Use Your Albuterol Inhaler By Henry Ford Health