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What is the procedure for using a nebulizer?

If a nebulizer is recommended for you or your child, your doctor or asthma educator will provide specific instructions for using it. Here are some general instructions:

1. Fill the medication cup with the prescribed amount of medication(s).

2. Connect the tubing.

3. Sit upright to make deeper breaths possible.

4. Holding the medication cup upright, insert the mouthpiece or put the mask up to the face.

5. Turn the machine on.

6. If possible, breathe deeply and slowly through your mouth.

7. Tap the medication cup if the contents begin to sputter before the medication is gone.

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