Instructions for use: Becoming familiar with Eklira Genuair: Remove the Genuair inhaler from the pouch and become familiar with its components.
How to Use Eklira Genuair: Summary: To use the Genuair inhaler there are 2 steps the patient needs to perform after removing the cap: Step 1: Press and release the green button and breathe out completely, away from the inhaler.
Step 2: Place the lips tightly around the mouthpiece and inhale strongly and deeply through the inhaler.
After inhalation, remember to replace the protective cap.
Getting Started: Before first use, tear the sealed pouch along the notch and remove the Genuair inhaler.
When the patient is about to take the dose of medicinal product, remove the protective cap by lightly squeezing the arrows marked on each side and pulling outwards.
Look to see that nothing is blocking the mouthpiece.
Hold the Genuair inhaler horizontally with the mouthpiece towards the patient and the green button facing straight up.
STEP 1: Press the green button all the way down and then release it. Do not continue to hold the green button down.
Stop and Check: Make sure dose is ready for inhalation.
Make sure the coloured control window has changed to green.
The green control window confirms that the medicinal product is ready for inhalation.
If the coloured control window stays red, please repeat press and release actions (see STEP 1).
Before bringing the inhaler to the mouth, the patient must breathe out completely. Do not breathe out into the inhaler.
STEP 2: Put lips tightly around the mouthpiece of the Genuair inhaler and inhale strongly and deeply through the mouthpiece.
This strong, deep breath pulls the medicinal product through the inhaler into the lungs.
Attention: Do not hold the green button down while inhaling.
While the patient breathes in, a "click" will be heard which signals that the patient is using the Genuair inhaler correctly.
Keep breathing in even after the patient has heard the inhaler "click" to be sure that the patient gets the full dose.
Remove the Genuair inhaler from the mouth and hold breath for as long as is comfortable, then breathe out slowly through the nose.
Note: Some patients may experience a mild sweet or slightly bitter taste, or grainy sensation, depending on the patient, when inhaling the medicinal product. Do not take an extra dose if patient does not taste or feel anything after inhaling.
Stop and Check: Make sure the patient has inhaled correctly.
Make sure the control window has turned to red. This confirms that the patient has inhaled the full dose correctly.
If the coloured control window is still green, please repeat inhaling strongly and deeply through the mouthpiece (see STEP 2).
If the window still does not change to red, the patient may have forgotten to release the green button before inhaling or may not have inhaled correctly. If that happens, try again.
Make sure the patient has released the green button and takes a strong deep breath in through the mouthpiece.
Note: If the patient is unable to inhale correctly after several attempts, consult the doctor.
Once the window has turned red, replace the protective cap by pressing it back onto the mouthpiece.
When to get a new Genuair inhaler: The Genuair inhaler is equipped with a dose indicator to show approximately how many doses are left in the inhaler. The dose indicator moves down slowly, displaying intervals of 10 (60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 0). Every Genuair inhaler will deliver at least 60 doses.
When a red-striped band appears in the dose indicator, this means that the patient is nearing the last dose and should obtain a new Genuair inhaler.
Note: If the Genuair inhaler appears to be damaged or in case the patient lost the cap, the inhaler should be replaced. No need to clean the Genuair inhaler. However, if the patient wishes to clean it the patient should do so by wiping the outside of the mouthpiece with a dry tissue or paper towel. Never use water to clean the Genuair inhaler, as this may damage the medicine.
How to know if Genuair inhaler is empty: When 0 (zero) appears in the middle of the dose indicator, the patient should continue using any doses remaining in the Genuair inhaler.
When the last dose has been prepared for inhalation, the green button will not return to its full upper position, but will be locked in a middle position. Even though the green button is locked, the last dose may still be inhaled. After that, the Genuair inhaler cannot be used again and the patient should start using a new Genuair inhaler.
Special precautions for disposal and other handling: Any unused medicinal product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Incompatibilities: Not applicable.