... inhaling enough? Also get it on my lips st times. What am I doing wrong?
Betty, all I can do is tell you of my experience with the powder form devices.I have used Breo Ellipta,advair diskus,and spiriva,all powder devices.I am now on Symbycort mdi( metered device inhaler).For me they all have their benifits,although I had a reaction from the spiriva.My gums swelled some,so I stopped it and the doctor prescribed another MDI,non powder.With all of them you are supposed to rinse your mouth after using.I don't think I rinsed my mouth with the spiriva,it was my first maintenance inhaler, my ignorance.Anyway,as to your question,be sure to use the mouth piece right,as directed,and inhale as deeply as possible.Yes,there will be a certain amount of the powder in the mouth,but shouldn't be on the lips if you are using it correctly.Be sure and read the directions for using the device.I had to switch to the MDI non powder.I could not inhale deeply enough for the powder.I did like the breo very much,but for the problem of inhaling enough.
Hi, I had the same problem, I'm using Anoro Ellipta, same delivery device, and was always getting it in my mouth and on my tongue until I found if I, (1) hold the device with both hands. (2) Open the door and tilt my head back slightly, exhale completely. (3) put my lips and teeth around the mouthpiece and breathe , through your mouth, deeply, but not too fast, as deep as you can. Hold your breath for several seconds then exhale slowly. Then rinse, then rinse again and gargle then spit. And be conscience of your tongue and keep it down out of the way when inhaling.
Until I stopped and retrained myself I had most of my medicine going down the drain when I rinsed. I was not getting my teeth and tongue out of the way. Long winded but that's what we hope for.
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