Purpose of Cleaning your Inhaler

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Handihaler has specific cleaning instructions for the plastic body and mouthpiece to prevent build-up and blockage.

Below are some common instructions on how to clean your SPIRIVA Handihaler.


Step1: Open the dust cap and mouthpiece

Step 2: Open the base by lifting the green piercing button.

Step 3: Look in the center chamber for SPIRIVA capsule pieces or powder buildup. If seen, tap out.

Step 4: Rinse your HandiHaler device with warm water, pressing the green piercing button a few times so that the center chamber and the piercing needle is under the running water. Check that any powder buildup or SPIRIVA capsule pieces are removed.

Step 5: Dry your HandiHaler device well by tipping the excess water out on a paper towel. Air-dry afterwards, leaving the dust cap, mouthpiece, and base open by fully spreading it out so that it dries completely.

Step 6: Do not use a hair dryer to dry your HandiHaler device.

Step 7: Do not use your HandiHaler device when it is wet. If needed, you may clean the outside of the mouthpiece with a clean damp cloth.

Clean the mouthpiece with a dry cloth or a tissue only.

Do Not immerse in water

Source: https://www.spiriva.com/copd/using-spiriva/how-to-use-spiriva-handihaler