Using your asthma inhaler properly is important to help the medication to work, and can also reduce the risk of side effects [1]. Your pharmacist can check your inhaler technique and provide hands-on device training, even if you have used your inhaler for many years.

Improving inhaler technique can:

  • Lower the risk of medication side effects
  • Lead to fewer asthma symptoms
  • Lead to improved quality of life [2]
  • Reduce wastage of medication doses resulting in lower medication costs [3]

Your pharmacist can also check that you have a plan in case of an emergency, and advise you on whether you could benefit from a spacer device.

Roughly 80% of Australians with asthma also have allergies like hayfever. It can be more difficult to manage asthma if you have allergies that aren’t well controlled. [4]

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