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Inhaler technique videos

Medication nonadherence and inappropriate inhaler use are common barriers to effective management of respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Healthcare professionals play an important role in educating patients on correct inhaler techniques and in promoting medication adherence. Click on the relevant inhaler device for a short video on the correct inhaler technique and share it with your patients.

Click on the relevant inhaler image to get started
accuhaler
Accuhaler
easyhaler
Easyhaler
Ellipta
Ellipta
NEXThaler
NEXThaler
pmdi
pMDI

pMDI spacer w-o mask

pMDI with spacer (for adults)
pMDI spacer mask
pMDI with spacer and face mask (for children)
respimat
Respimat
Turbuhaler
Turbuhaler

pMDI, pressurised metered dose inhaler

Note: These videos do not replace the instructions from doctors or healthcare professionals. For more information on inhalation technique for individual inhaler devices or other inhaler devices not shown here, patients should consult their healthcare professional or refer to the respective product inserts.


Important:

1) Educate patients on the correct inhaler technique using these videos as a guide. 

2) Advise patients to review their inhaler technique frequently and assess their inhaler technique regularly during follow-ups. 

3) In addition to the selected video(s), healthcare professionals should refer to the information leaflet(s) of the prescribed inhaler(s) or spacer to facilitate education of patients on:

  • Priming (preparing the inhaler or spacer for the first use, or after it has not been used for some time)
  • Cleaning
  • Storage
  • Expiry date
accuhaler

Accuhaler

Click here for video (Source: SNAP*)

Available in other languages: Chinese | Malay | Tamil

Click here for patient information leaflet (Source: HealthHub)

Accuhalers registered in Singapore:
Seretide Accuhaler


easyhaler

Easyhaler

Click here for video (Source: SNAP*)

Available in other languages: Chinese | Malay | Tamil

Click here for patient information leaflet (Source: HealthHub)

Easyhalers registered in Singapore:
Beclomet Easyhaler, Buventol Easyhaler, Giona Easyhaler, Salflumix Easyhaler


Ellipta

Ellipta

Click here for video (Source: SNAP*)

Available in other languages: Chinese | Malay | Tamil

Click here for patient information leaflet (Source: HealthHub)

Elliptas registered in Singapore:
Anoro Ellipta, Incruse Ellipta, Relvar Ellipta, Trelegy Ellipta


NEXThaler

NEXThaler

Click here for video (Source: SNAP*)

Available in other languages: Chinese | Malay | Tamil

NEXThaler registered in Singapore:
Foster NEXThaler



pmdi

pMDI

Click here for video (Source: SNAP*)

Available in other languages: Chinese | Malay | Tamil

Click here for patient information leaflet (Source: HealthHub)

Examples of pMDIs registered in Singapore:
Atimos inhaler, Azmasol inhaler, Beclo-asma inhaler, Berodual inhaler, Breztri Aerosphere, Budiair inhaler, Clenil inhaler, Flixotide Evohaler, Flutiform inhaler, Foster inhaler, Iprovent inhaler, Salbuair inhaler, Seretide Evohaler, Symbicort Rapihaler, Trimbow inhaler, Ventolin Evohaler, Zenhale inhaler


pMDI spacer w-o mask 

pMDI with spacer (for adults)

Click here for video (Source: SNAP*)

Available in other languages: Chinese | Malay | Tamil

Click here for patient information leaflet (Source: HealthHub)

Note:
The number of breaths needed may differ between adults and children, and between spacer brands.

Examples of pMDIs registered in Singapore:
Atimos inhaler, Azmasol inhaler, Beclo-asma inhaler, Berodual inhaler, Breztri Aerosphere, Budiair inhaler, Clenil inhaler, Flixotide Evohaler, Flutiform inhaler, Foster inhaler, Iprovent inhaler, Salbuair inhaler, Seretide Evohaler, Symbicort Rapihaler, Trimbow inhaler, Ventolin Evohaler, Zenhale inhaler


pMDI spacer mask 

pMDI with spacer and face mask (for children)

Click here for video (Source: SNAP*)

Available in other languages: Chinese | Malay | Tamil

Click here for patient information leaflet (Source: HealthHub)

Note:
The number of breaths needed may differ between adults and children, and between spacer brands.

Examples of pMDIs registered in Singapore:
Atimos inhaler, Azmasol inhaler, Beclo-asma inhaler, Berodual inhaler, Breztri Aerosphere, Budiair inhaler, Clenil inhaler, Flixotide Evohaler, Flutiform inhaler, Foster inhaler, Iprovent inhaler, Salbuair inhaler, Seretide Evohaler, Symbicort Rapihaler, Trimbow inhaler, Ventolin Evohaler, Zenhale inhaler


respimat 

Respimat

Click here for video (Source: SNAP*)

Available in other languages: Chinese | Malay | Tamil

Click here for patient information leaflet (Source: HealthHub)

Respimat registered in Singapore:
Spiolto Respimat, Spiriva Respimat


Turbuhaler 

Turbuhaler

Click here for video (Source: SNAP*)

Available in other languages: Chinese | Malay | Tamil

Click here for patient information leaflet (Source: HealthHub)

Turbuhalers registered in Singapore:
Pulmicort Turbuhaler, Symbicort Turbuhaler


* Singapore National Asthma Programme (SNAP)


Statement of intent:
The information provided on this webpage and the linked webpages is to assist healthcare professionals and patients managing/treating respiratory conditions requiring inhaler use (e.g. asthma or COPD). The information is not exhaustive of the subject matter and does not replace clinical judgement of or advice from a healthcare professional. The responsibility for exercising clinical judgement and making decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient remains at all times with the healthcare professional. Patients (or their caregivers) are advised to speak to their healthcare professionals for further information about their treatment.

Disclaimer:
The Ministry of Health, Singapore disclaims any and all liability to any party for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of this webpage and the linked webpages, which are provided as is, without warranties.

Page updated: 3 June 2024