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Easyhaler

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Administration PIL Adult, Children

Easyhaler - What is it for

  • ​Easyhalers are inhaler devices that help deliver a specific amount of medication to your lungs.
  • They are used to deliver medications that are used for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Both asthma and COPD affect the lungs which makes it harder for the person to breathe.
  • Easyhalers deliver a very small dose of the medication each time, thus you usually do not feel or taste anything after a dose.
  • Hence, it is important to use the Easyhaler correctly to get the full dosage and benefit from the medication.
  • This allows the medication to have a higher chance of reaching the small airways, which increases the effectiveness of the medication and helps reduce any side effects.

Easyhaler - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Easyhaler cause?

Before taking Easyhaler, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Easyhaler?

Easyhaler - Dosage and How to Use

How should Easyhaler be used?

  • ​Each Easyhaler consists of a plastic device that contains dry powdered medication. It is activated by breath. This means that when you inhale, the Easyhaler automatically releases the medication.
​StepsDescription
​1Hold the Easyhaler in one hand and remove the cover with the other hand.
​2​Shake the Easyhaler up and down 3 to 5 times.
​3​Hold the Easyhaler upright between your thumb and index finger.
​4​Press down once on the coloured button with your index finger until you hear a  ‘click’ sound.
​5​Release your finger. The dose is now ready for use.
​6​Breathe out normally away from the Easyhaler. Do not breathe into the Easyhaler.
​7​Put the mouthpiece in your mouth and seal your lips around the mouthpiece.
​8​Breathe in as steadily and deeply as you can until your lungs are full.
​9​Remove the Easyhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for at least 5 seconds. Then, breathe out slowly away from the mouthpiece with your mouth.
​10​If another dose is required, repeat steps 1 to 9 after 1 minute.
​11​Replace the cover after use.
​12​The last 20 doses will appear in red.
​13​If your Easyhaler contains a steroid, please rinse your mouth with water after use to prevent oral fungal infection.
  • Wipe the outside of the mouthpiece regularly (once a week) with a dry tissue. Do not use water or liquids when you clean the mouthpiece.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Easyhaler - Handling

How should I handle Easyhaler safely?

  • Do not click the Easyhaler more than once. If you accidentally click the Easyhaler more than once, you need to empty the powder out by tapping the mouthpiece on a table or the palm of your hand before repeating from Step 2.
  • Do not blow into the Easyhaler or immerse it into water.

Easyhaler - Storage

How should I store Easyhaler?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#

The Easyhaler comes in an aluminium foil packaging. Once the foil packaging is opened, the expiry of the Easyhaler is reduced to 6 months.

Check the dose counter and change the inhaler once the dose counter indicates zero doses.

How should I dispose of Easyhaler safely?

​Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.

Easyhaler - Additional Information

  • Updated on Saturday, October 31, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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