Inhalation with the Ellipta
Only open the protective cap of the inhaler when you are ready to inhale. Do not shake the inhaler.
Please slide the cover to the side to expose the mouthpiece until you hear a click. Your medication is now ready to inhale. This is confirmed by the number displayed in the counter being reduced by one unit.
Please sit upright. Hold the inhaler away from your mouth and breathe out as deeply as possible. Do not breathe into the mouthpiece.
Put the mouthpiece into your mouth and enclose your lips tightly around in. Do not block the air vent with your fingers. Take one long, steady, deep breath.
Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for as long as possible, at last for 5 seconds. Then breathe out gently and slowly.
If you want to clean the mouthpiece, use a dry cloth before you replace the protective cap.
Close the inhaler. If possible, rinse your mouth. This helps to prevent the development of a sore mouth or throat as side effect.
If you open and close the cover without inhaling, this dose is lost. The lost dose remains safely in the inhaler. It is thus not possible to inhale too much medication or a double dose.
The counter shows how many doses of medication are still in the inhaler. This is exactly 30 doses prior to the first use of the inhaler. Every time the cover is opened, the number is reduced by one. When there are less than 10 doses left, half of the counter is red. The number 0 appears once the last dose has been used. The inhaler is now empty. If you open the cover after that, the colour indicator changes from half-red to entirely red.
Please read the package information leaflet carefully before use. If you are not certain whether you are using your inhaler correctly, ask your doctor or pharmacist.