Medications are important to control your asthma. If your health care provider has prescribed an inhaler to take your medication, read the instructions that come with your inhaler and follow them carefully. In general here are some simple steps to follow:

General Instructions for Using an Inhaler in English
General Instructions for Using an Inhaler in Spanish

Tips for Carrying Your Inhaler in School in English
Tips for Carrying Your Inhaler in School in Spanish

When do I rinse my mouth after taking asthma medication? in English
When do I rinse my mouth after taking asthma medication? in Spanish

View a Demonstration: How to Use an Inhaler

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This is general information. Always ask your health care provider to show you how to use the inhaler that has been prescribed for you or your child, and to watch you use it.

Also ask your health care provider for a written asthma treatment plan that describes what medication to take, how much, and when to take it.