Using a metered-dose inhaler with a spacer (child)

Shake inhaler and attach spacer: Step 1

Photo of a girl putting the inhaler mouthpiece into the spacer
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Shake the inhaler and remove the inhaler cap. Check the inhaler instructions to see if you need to prime your inhaler before you use it. If it needs priming, follow the instructions on how to prime your inhaler. Then place the mouthpiece of the inhaler into the spacer.

Last Updated: March 20, 2009

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Harold S. Nelson, MD - Allergy and Immunology

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