Meter Dose Inhalers (MDI) are often used for the treatment of asthma. They consist of a small canister which holds medication under pressure. The medication is released by pressing down on the inhaler. Meter Dose Inhalers include rescue inhalers such as ProAir HFA, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA, Xopenex, and asthma controllers like Advair HFA, Flovent, QVAR, and Symbicort.
Steps to using an inhaler correctly
I call this the "breathe and click" technique. In short, you want to breathe in nice and slow, and activate the inhaler shortly after you have begun breathing, and continue to inhale to bring the medication particles into your lungs.
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