Depending on his or her age, teach your child how to check that he or she has the correct medicine. If your child uses several inhalers, put a label on each one so that he or she knows which one to use at the right time. Consider using different colours or stickers to help your child see the difference between medicines.
Check the label of the inhaler medicine to see how many inhalations should be in the canister. If you and your child know how many breaths he or she can take, the inhaler can be replaced before it runs out. Learn how to test the canister to estimate how much medicine is left. Your doctor or pharmacist can help you and your child with this.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerLora J. Stewart, MD - Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine