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Many medications are available as inhaled treatments. Inhaled methods deliver medication directly to the airway, which is helpful for lung diseases. The patient and healthcare provider can choose from a variety of delivery systems for inhaling medication.
A Twisthaler® consists of a plastic device containing dry powdered medication. A Twisthaler® is breath activated. This means when you inhale, the Twisthaler® automatically releases the medication. When inhaled correctly, the medication has a better chance to reach the small airways. This increases the medication's effectiveness. The portable size, efficiency and convenience make the Twisthaler® a desirable method for inhalation treatment.
1. Remove the Twisthaler® from the foil pouch.
2. Write the current date on the cap label. Throw away the Twisthaler 45 days after this day or when the dose counter reads 00, whichever comes first.
This information has been reviewed and approved by David Tinkelman, MD (August 2012)
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