The diagrams and instructions presented here illustrate the use of various currently available inhaler and spacer devices. These instructions can be viewed, printed, and downloaded for use in patient education.
Health care workers should demonstrate the use of any device prescribed to patients, and should have the patient demonstrate back to the health care worker.
Health care workers should also check the status of approval and indications in their country for use of the medications delivered by the various devices.*
The inhaler instructions below may differ somewhat from those provided with the products; the full instructions should be consulted when using them.
*Not all devices are available in all areas, and new devices in addition to the ones included here are constantly becoming available. If you have information about an approved device that is not included here, please contact us.
GOLD would like to acknowledge the National Asthma Respiratory and Training Center (NARTC), UK, which provided many of the illustrations included here.
Click here to download a document containing all of the inhaler and spacer diagrams. Click on the links below to view, download, and print information about individual devices.