How Is TUDORZA Taken?
TUDORZA is taken by breathing the medication in through an inhaler called PRESSAIR.
The important parts of the PRESSAIR inhaler are labeled in the picture below.
How Is the PRESSAIR Inhaler Used?
Taking a dose from the PRESSAIR inhaler requires you to press and release the green button, and then inhale. For a complete description of how to use TUDORZA PRESSAIR, see the step-by-step
Instructions for Use
within the full Prescribing Information. For how to prepare and use the inhaler, see the instructions below or view the
PRESSAIR Inhaler Video.
How to prepare and use your
TUDORZA PRESSAIR Inhaler
Remove the protective cap by lightly squeezing the arrows marked
on each side of the cap and pulling outwards. (See Figure B)
Look to see that nothing is blocking the mouthpiece.
Hold the TUDORZA PRESSAIR inhaler with the mouthpiece facing you, but not inside
your mouth. The green button should be facing straight up. (See Figure C)
Before you put the inhaler into your mouth, press the green button all the way down.
(See Figure D)
Then release the green button.
(See Figure E)
Do not continue to hold the green button down.
Stop and Check the Control Window to make sure your dose is ready for inhalation.
Look to see if the colored control window has changed from red (See Figure F)
to green (See Figure G)
The green control window tells you that your medicine is ready for inhalation.
(See Figure G)
If the control window stays red (See Figure F), repeat the Press and Release actions in
Step 3 until the control window is green.
Now the dose is ready to be inhaled.
Before you put the inhaler into your mouth, breathe out completely. Do not breathe out into the inhaler.
Put your lips tightly around the mouthpiece of the TUDORZA PRESSAIR inhaler. Breathe in quickly
and deeply through your mouth. (See Figure H). This quick, deep breath
makes sure that you get enough of the medication from the inhaler into your lungs.
Breathe in until you hear a "click" sound. Keep breathing in, even after you have heard the
inhaler "click" to be sure you get the full dose.
Do not hold down the green button while you are breathing in. (See Figure I)
Remove the TUDORZA PRESSAIR inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for as long as is comfortable
(See Figure J), then breathe out slowly through your nose.
Some people may taste the medicine during their inhalation. Do not take an extra dose even if you do not
taste anything after inhaling.
Stop and Check the Control Window. Make sure you have used your TUDORZA PRESSAIR inhaler correctly.
Look at the control window to see if it has turned to red (See Figure K) from
green (See Figure L). If the window is red you have
inhaled your full dose of medicine correctly.
If the colored control window is still green, repeat Step 5.
If the window still does not change to red, you may have forgotten to release the
green button before inhaling or may not have inhaled correctly. If that happens
repeat Step 5 again.
Make sure you have released the green button and take a quick and deep
breath in through the mouthpiece.
If you are unable to inhale correctly after several attempts, call your doctor.
Once the window has turned red, place the protective cap back onto the inhaler
by pressing it back onto the mouthpiece. (See Figure M)
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When should I get a new
A red band will begin to appear within the dose indicator when you are nearing your last dose, which means you should
obtain a new PRESSAIR inhaler. You should discard the inhaler and start a new one when:
The marking "0" with the red background shows in the middle of the dose indicator (See Figure O), or
The device locks out (See Figure P), or
45 days have passed since you took the inhaler out of the sealed pouch, whichever comes first
If your TUDORZA PRESSAIR inhaler appears to be damaged, or if you lose the cap, your inhaler should be replaced.
To see the PRESSAIR inhaler in action, view the