How to use your Fluticasone Salmeterol Inhaler (Wixela Inhub). Patient education video sponsored by VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Services.
And today i want to show you the right way this inhaler is a combination of two different these medications are used to treat asthma, when you receive this medication, it will be wrapped in a foil pouch. then, write the date you opened the foil pouch next, write the use by date in the second blank line on the label. in their foil pouches unopened until you’re ready to
Use them. each time you use the inhaler, the number will go down which is a good reminder to you that it’s time to refill your prescription. place your other hand on the mouthpiece cover and lower it. after you have done that, the inhaler is ready to be used. be careful not to accidentally waste a dose which can occur or if the mouthpiece cover closes before you use
The inhaler. before using the inhaler, breathe out or exhale for as long as you can. once you have fully exhaled, bring the mouthpiece to your lips and quickly you do not need to use a spacer with the wixela inhub. keep your lips closed and hold your breath for at least 10 seconds. then, breathe out slowly and for as long as you can. even if you do not taste or feel the
Powder it is time to push the mouthpiece cover back up to the closed position. once you close the mouthpiece cover, the dose counter will decrease by one dose. and you will not be able to pull the yellow lever down. rinsing your mouth out after each use of your in your mouth and throat that can cause painful swallowing called thrush. store this inhaler at room temperature
Between 68 to 77 degrees fahrenheit. store the inhaler in the unopened foil pouch throw away the inhaler in the trash one month after you opened the foil pouch hold your breath for about 10 seconds after inhaling and then breathe out fully. do not take an extra dose even if you do not taste or feel the powder. thank you for watching this video, and thank you for your service to our country.
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How to use your Fluticasone/Salmeterol Inhaler (Wixela Inhub) By Veterans Health Administration