Striverdi Respimat - Instructions for Use
|Manufacture:||Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Form:||Liquid solution, Inhaler|
|Ingredients:||olodaterol hydrochloride, benzalkonium chloride, citric acid, edetate disodium, purified water|
The inhaler and cartridge for STRIVERDI RESPIMAT
1) Inserting the cartridge
The following steps 1-6 are necessary before first use:
|1 With the yellow cap (A) closed, press the safety catch (E) while pulling off the clear base (G).|
| ||2 Take the cartridge (H) out of the box. Push the narrow end of the cartridge into the inhaler until it clicks into place. The cartridge should be pushed firmly against a firm surface to ensure that it has gone all the way in (see 2b below). |
The cartridge will not be flush with the inhaler. You will still see the silver ring of the lower end of the cartridge.
Do not remove the cartridge once it has been inserted into the inhaler.
|3 Put the clear base back into place (G). |
Do not remove the clear base again.
2) Preparing STRIVERDI RESPIMAT for first-time use
|4 Hold STRIVERDI RESPIMAT upright, with the yellow cap (A) closed. Turn the base (G) in the direction of the black arrows on the label until it clicks (half a turn).|
|5 Open the yellow cap (A) until it snaps fully open.|
|6 Point STRIVERDI RESPIMAT towards the ground. |
Press the dose release button (D). Close the yellow cap (A).
Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 until a cloud is visible.
Then repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 three more times to ensure the inhaler is prepared for use.
STRIVERDIRESPIMAT is now ready to use.
These steps will not affect the number of doses available. After preparation STRIVERDI RESPIMAT will deliver 60 puffs (30 medicinal doses).
3) Daily use of STRIVERDIRESPIMAT
You will need to use this inhaler ONLY ONCE A DAY. Each time you use it take TWO PUFFS by repeating steps I and II so that you get the full dose.
|I. Hold STRIVERDI RESPIMAT upright, with the yellow cap (A) closed, to avoid accidental release of dose. Turn the base (G) in the direction of the black arrows on the label until it clicks (half a turn).|
|II. Open the yellow cap (A) until it snaps fully open. Breathe out slowly and fully, and then close your lips around the end of the mouthpiece without covering the air vents (C). Point STRIVERDI RESPIMAT to the back of your throat. |
While taking in a slow, deep breath through your mouth, press the dose release button (D) and continue to breathe in slowly for as long as you can. Hold your breath for 10 seconds or for as long as comfortable.
Close the yellow cap. Keep STRIVERDI RESPIMAT closed until you are ready to use the inhaler again.
If STRIVERDI RESPIMAT has not been used for more than 7 days, release one puff towards the ground.
If STRIVERDI RESPIMAT has not been used for more than 21 days repeat steps 4 to 6 until a cloud is visible. Then repeat steps 4 to 6 three more times.
4) When to get a new inhaler
|STRIVERDI RESPIMAT contains 60 puffs (30 medicinal doses). The dose indicator shows approximately how much medication is left. When the pointer enters the red area of the scale, there is, approximately, medication for 7 days left (14 puffs). This is when you need to get a new STRIVERDI RESPIMAT prescription.|
Once the dose indicator has reached the end of the red scale (i.e. all 30 doses have been used), STRIVERDI RESPIMAT is empty and locks automatically. At this point, the base cannot be turned any further.
STRIVERDI RESPIMAT should be discarded either 3 months after first use (even if all the medication has not been used) or when the locking mechanism is engaged, whichever comes first.