Home Educational Resources Inhalers Tudorza™ Pressair™
Generic Name: Aclidinium bromide
Instructions for use
- Wash and dry your hands well.
- Remove the mouthpiece cover by squeezing lightly on the arrows printed on the sides of the cap.
- Check for loose parts inside the mouthpiece.
- Hold the inhaler with the green button facing up. Do not tilt inhaler.
- Press the green button all the way down, then release it.
- Check display window – it should now be green. If it is red, push the button again.
- Sit or stand up straight.
- Breathe out through your mouth away from inhaler.
- Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and seal your lips around it.
- Breathe in quickly and deeply. You should hear a “click.” Continue to breathe in to make sure you inhale all of the medicine. Do not hold green button down while breathing in your dose.
- Remove the mouthpiece from your mouth and hold your breath for 10 seconds or as long as you can.
- Breathe out slowly away from the inhaler.
- Check display window to see if it is red. If the window is still green, you did not get your medicine. Repeat steps 7 to12 until the window turns red.
- When the window is red, put the mouthpiece cover back on. Store in a cool dry place.
Key product details
Medication Class & Use
- Long acting anticholinergic bronchodilator (maintenance inhaler): Works to relax the muscles that tighten around the airway and makes breathing easier.
- Use this inhaler every day to prevent symptoms, even if you are feeling well.
- Do not use for fast relief.
- Usual COPD dosing: 1 inhalation twice daily (try to take doses about 12 hours apart).
- Inhaler is breath activated and contains 60 doses (institutional model = 30 doses.)
- Dose counter counts down by 10 and the band turns red when there are ten doses remaining.
- Discard inhaler 45 days after opening foil pouch or when dose counter reads 0. Device will lock when no doses remain.
- This inhaler does not need to be cleaned. You can wipe outside with dry cloth if needed. KEEP INHALER DRY.
- Do store inhaler on a vibrating surface.
- You may taste the powder or you may not. Tasting the powder is not a good indicator of whether or not you took the dose correctly.
- Avoid getting the powder in your eyes. The powder can cause eye problems and worsen narrow angle glaucoma.
- Contraindicated in patients with severe milk protein hypersensitivity or hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
- Can cause immediate hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis, angioedema, bronchospasm and more.)
- Galvin WF, Dunn PJ, Kallstrom TJ. A Patient’s Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery. American Association for Respiratory Care; 2010.
- Product Information: Tudorza Pressair, aclidinium bromide inhalation powder. Forest Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO, 2016.
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