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How should I clean an inhaler spacer?

Clean your press-and-breathe inhaler and spacer at least once a week to help keep medication from building up on them.

Clean the inhaler thoroughly and frequently:
  1. Remove the metal canister and cleanse the plastic case and cap by rinsing thoroughly in warm, running water. Be sure to clear medication build-up from the spray nozzle.
  2. Thoroughly dry the plastic case and cap.
  3. Gently replace the canister in the case with a twisting motion, and put the cap back on the mouthpiece.
Clean the spacer before the first use and regularly after that: All spacers need to be cleaned regularly. Check the packaging information of your spacer. Different spacers have slightly different instructions for cleaning.

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