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.
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 - Pediatrics Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerLora J. Stewart, MD - Allergy and Immunology Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine