A soft mist inhaler (SMI) is a handheld device for taking medicine that must be breathed into the lungs (inhaled). The device changes a liquid medicine into a mist that can be inhaled.
A soft mist inhaler is used when a disease causes the breathing tubes to narrow (bronchospasm). Using an SMI helps prevent bronchospasm and keeps the airway open. An SMI may be part of the long-term treatment for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The usual dosage is two inhalations every day.
A soft mist inhaler. The medicine that you need to breathe in comes in the inhaler. Each device contains the amount of medicine needed for 60 uses (30 daily doses of 2 inhalations).
Preparing a new inhaler for use
Taking an inhaled dose
Tips for using your inhaler
Caring for your SMI
These symptoms may represent a serious problem that is an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get medical help right away. Call your local emergency services (911 in the U.S.). Do not drive yourself to the hospital.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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