Many medications are available as inhaled treatments. Inhaled methods deliver medication directly to the airway, which is helpful for lung diseases. The patient and health care provider can choose from a variety of delivery systems for inhaling medication.
A Diskus® consists of a plastic device containing powdered medication. A Diskus® is breath activated. This means when you inhale, the Diskus 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 Diskus® a desirable method for inhalation treatment.
The following steps outline the best method to use a Diskus®.
Take the diskus out of the foil wrapper. Check the foil pouch to see when the diskus must be used. Depending on the medicine in the device the Diskus® must be used within four to six weeks of opening the foil wrapper.
11. If the medicine you are taking is Advair Diskus®, rinse your mouth after using the Diskus®.
If the mouthpiece is dirty, wipe it with a cloth. Do hot put the Diskus® in water. Keep the Diskus® closed when not in use.
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