Metered Dose Inhalers with Holding Chambers (Spacers)

AeroChamber Metered Dose Aerosol Inhaler (MDI)

If necessary, attach the holding chamber to the pressure container of the MDI. Then please remove the cap from the MDI. Now hold the inhaler between your thumb and middle finger and shake it vigorously at least five times.

Remove the cap from the holding chamber. Check that there are no foreign objects in the holding chamber before you use it. Please place the mouthpiece of the inhaler in the holding chamber.

Please sit upright. Now breathe out slowly and tilt you head back slightly. Then put the mouthpiece of the holding chamber in your mouth and enclose your lips tightly around it. Press them on the drug container of the MDI to spray one puff into the chamber of the holding chamber. Now inhale slowly through your mouth ensuring that no whistling tone is heard. After inhaling, please hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds. Thereafter you can breathe out normally. If it has a valve, the holding chamber may not be withdrawn in the process. Please hold the MDI upright for half a minute before a possible second inhalation.

Please take the metered dose inhaler out of the holding chamber after the inhalation is completed. Then put back the protective caps on the MDI and the holding chamber.

Some metered dose inhalers have a counting mechanism indicating the number of puffs that are still available. If you have to inhale corticosteroids, please rinse your mouth after use and eat something to prevent oral yeast infections.

Variations could be possible for individual drugs.

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.

Jet Spacer MDI

Check that there are no foreign objects in the holding chamber of the Jet Spacer and then replace the cap before you use it. If necessary, attach the pressure container of the inhaler to the Jet Spacer holding chamber.

Please sit upright. Press on the drug container of the MDI to spray one puff into the chamber.

Now breathe out slowly and tilt you head back slightly. Remove the cap from the holding chamber. Then please put the mouthpiece of the Jet Spacer in your mouth and enclose your lips tightly around it. Now inhale slowly and deeply through your mouth. After inhaling, please hold your breath for 5 to 10 seconds. Thereafter breathe out slowly, but not into the chamber. Replace the cap on the holding chamber.

If you have to inhale corticosteroids, please rinse your mouth after use and eat something to prevent oral yeast infections.

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.

VORTEX Valved Holding Chamber

Hold the MDI between your thumb and middle finger and shake it vigorously at least five times. Remove the cap from the inhaler. Insert the mouthpiece of the inhaler into the connecting ring of the VORTEX holding chamber.

Please sit upright. Then put the mouthpiece of the holding chamber in your mouth and enclose your lips tightly around it. Breathe out slowly and deeply and tilt you head back slightly. Activate the VORTEX holding chamber when you begin to inhale slowly and deeply through your mouth. Hold your breath, if possible for 5 to 10 seconds. Then breathe out slowly into the mouthpiece.


Please always only give one puff into the VORTEX holding chamber for inhalation purposes. If you have to inhale more than one puff, please repeat the entire procedure. 

Please remove the MDI from the VORTEX holding chamber at the end of the inhalation. Then replace the caps on the inhaler and holding chamber. If you have to inhale corticosteroids, please rinse your mouth after use and eat something to prevent oral yeast infections.

Patients who are unable to inhale via a mouthpiece (for example little children or bedridden adults) can make use of masks, which are available in diverse sizes.

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.

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