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CELTIC
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Posted - Oct 15 2020 :  11:12:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Having a few problems lately re: Proper way to use Symbicort turn right then left till it clicks don't seem to work for me turn right then left then full turn right again, what is the best way

klm49
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USA
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Posted - Oct 16 2020 :  06:18:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by CELTIC

Having a few problems lately re: Proper way to use Symbicort turn right then left till it clicks don't seem to work for me turn right then left then full turn right again, what is the best way



There is nothing to turn on a Symbicort inhaler. Are you sure you are talking about Symbicort and not some other inhaler? Could you possibly be talking about Stiolto?
https://www.stiolto.com/stiolto-respimat/how-to-use-stiolto-respimat?sc=STOACQWEBBANBIN1905002&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=Sitelink_How_To_Use_It&utm_campaign=Stiolto_Brand&msclkid=afa543b92ee414120aa41c305dc6a64f&gclid=CMfPlozxuOwCFbSgxQIdhiAFfg&gclsrc=ds
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Jocopd
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USA
238 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2020 :  09:28:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its the turbo inhaler it sounds like

Here is a u tube on how to use it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIalHMD1R0w
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klm49
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USA
95 Posts

Posted - Oct 16 2020 :  3:39:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Jocopd

Its the turbo inhaler it sounds like

Here is a u tube on how to use it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIalHMD1R0w


Didnt know Symbicort came that way! I do now.
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CELTIC
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New Zealand
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Posted - Oct 16 2020 :  6:42:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Turn right turn left click turn right again works for me hope I'm right thank you
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MDC
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Posted - Oct 20 2020 :  08:52:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just out of curiosity, I take ADC Foracort MDI 200/6. 2 puffs twice a day just like symbicort. I have been looking at the foracort rotocaps which also come in 200/6. My question is what the dosage would be. I know the inhalers get weak towards the end and a roto cap you would always be able to see you are getting your dosage? I guess I see an advantage of knowing you are getting full dose just like tiova, if the capsule is empty, you got it.

Thanks,
Mike

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gms
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USA
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Posted - Oct 20 2020 :  10:23:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by MDC

I know the inhalers get weak towards the end and a roto cap you would always be able to see you are getting your dosage?

Thanks,
Mike



Which inhalers are you talking about? The powder or the aerosol?
I've used Tudorza and Advair, both powder and Symbicort and Ventolin, both aerosol. The only one that's gotten weak was the ventolin and that's because the plastic case needed a good cleaning... dish soap and water cleaning, clear water rinse and dry... and it was back to full strength normal. Instructions with Ventolin says it should be cleaned but Symbicort says not to clean.
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MDC
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Posted - Oct 20 2020 :  10:54:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use the powder foracort (symbicort) MDI. it comes with 120 metered doses but when you prime it with a couple actuations you cannot see any powder till 3rd or 4th actuation. Then when it get down to 5-7 left it seems weaker to me but it could be my imagination.

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