Peak Flow Meter - asthma/managing-asthma/understand-your-medication.html
II. Find information from the Pharmacist Letter chart and Lexicomp to fill the table below Ventolin HFA Flovent HFA Adviar Diskus Symbicort Spiriva Handihaler Spiriva Respimat Generic name albuterol fluticasone Fluticasone/salmeterol budesonide tiotropium tiotropium Inhaler Type Metered Dose Inhaler MDI Dry Power Inhaler MDI DPI Soft Mist Inhaler Indication Bronchospasm Asthma Treatment of asthma in patients 4 years or older Asthma COPD Maintenance of asthma in patients 12 years and older Adult dosing 90mcg/actuation 2inhalations every 4-6 hours Initial 88mcg twice a day 440 mcg twice a day Fluticasone 250mcg/salmeterol twice daily 12 hours apart Two inhalations twice daily 18mcg inhaled nce daily using HandiHaler should be inhaled twice Two inhalations once daily per 24 hours Shake before use yes Yes yes Yes No No Priming Before first use, if not used for more than 14 days or if dropped, 4 sprays Before first use 4 sprays for more than 7 days Before first use: 4 sprays. If not used for more than 4 weeks, or if inhaler is dropped: 2 sprays Before first use, if not used more than 7 days or if dropped 2 sprays No Before first use or if not used for more than 21 days. Spray inhaler until a visible spray is seen. Spray 3 more times. If not used for more than 3 days: 1 spray Cleaning Atleast weekly. Remove the dust Wash mouthpiece with water Weekly after evening dose Weekly after evening dose. Wipe the area where the spray comes out with a dry cotton swab. Wipe the inside of the mouth piece with a damp tissue Weekly. Wipe inside and out with a dry tissue After each use empty the remainse of the capsule. No Atleast weekly. Wipe the mouthpiece inside and out with a damp tissue
Dose counter yes Yes yes yes no yes Beyond use date 12 mouth after removal from foil pouch Manufacturers date on the package Expiration date on the packaging 3 months after removal from foil Manufacturers expiration date 3 months after assembly Rinse mouth with water after each use yes yes No No No No Any other instruction from Lexicomp
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