Purpose of Cleaning your Inhaler
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.