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How to use Atimos®

Read all of the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) provided with your inhaler carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you. This is also available to view or download via the Electronic Medicines Compendium Website (eMC).

Before using your inhaler for the first time or if its not been used for 3 days or more, prime your inhaler by releasing 1 puff into the air to make sure it is working properly. You should see a 'mist' come from your inhaler. Whenever possible, sit or stand in an upright position when using your inhaler.

To use your Atimos inhaler follow the five steps shown here, making sure not to rush yourself.

Step 1
Remove the mouthpiece cover from the inhaler and hold it between the thumb and forefinger as shown. Removing cap from pMDI device
Step 2
Breathe out as far as is comfortable. Blowing out whilst holding the device
Step 3
Hold the inhaler upright between the thumb and forefinger with your thumb on the base below the mouthpiece. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth between your teeth and close tightly your lips around it. Holding a pMDI device to the mouth
Step 4
Breathe in deeply through your mouth and at the same time press down on the top of the inhaler to release a puff. Inhaling using a pMDI device
Step 5
Hold your breath as long as is comfortable, then take the inhaler from your mouth. Blowing out whilst holding the device

If you are to take another puff, keep the inhaler upright and wait about half a minute before repeating steps 2 to 5.

IMPORTANT: Do not repeat steps 2 to 5 too quickly. This medicine may take 1-3 minutes to work. After use, close your inhaler again with the mouthpiece cover.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Helpful resources
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This website has been provided by Chiesi Limited to support patients, and carers of patients, prescribed Chiesi respiratory products. If you have not been prescribed Atimos and are looking for information on another Chiesi respiratory product please visit our homepage.

The information here is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare professional. If you have any questions about your medication, please speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Reporting of side effects: If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.