How Do You Take a Dose With Your Inhaler?

A dose is 1 to 2 inhalations.

For every inhalation: Shake then Spray into the Air, Inhale, Wait

Follow instructions below.

Shake then Spray Into the Air

  1. Remove red cap.
  2. Shake then Spray into the air 1 time to mix the medicine (Figure D)
image shows an alert caution icon Shaking and spraying the inhaler are critical.

Inhale

  1. Exhale completely (Figure E).
  2. Place mouthpiece in your mouth with your lips closed around the opening.
  3. Inhale deeply while pressing down on the center of the spray indicator (top of container) (Figure F). Continue the deep breath.
  4. Hold your breath for as long as possible.
  5. Release finger and remove inhaler from mouth, then exhale slowly.

Wait at least 1 minute

  1. If symptoms are not relieved after at least 1 minute (Figure G), take a second inhalation by repeating steps 2 to 7 above.
  2. Replace red cap.

See washing instructions.

Image shows that you need to shake the inhaler.
Image shows to exhale completely
image shows how to Inhale deeply while pressing down on the center of the spray indicator at the top of container.
image shows you need to wait 1 minute.

Important Information

  • Children under 12 years of age: DO NOT USE. It is not known if the drug works or is safe for children under 12
  • Maximum daily dose: Do not use more than 8 inhalations in 24 hours
  • See your doctor if you have more than 2 asthma attacks in a week
  • Shake then Spray into the air 1 time before each inhalation
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Primatene® MIST Drug Facts

See complete information about what this product contains, what symptoms of asthma it is used to treat, warnings, safety information, and more.