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Pulmicort Turbohaler - does not seem to emit anything

Hi all,

First, I'm new to the forum so thanks for having me.

I have used many different inhalers in my life but my GP recently prescribed a Pulmicort Turbohaler. When I breathe it in, I feel literally nothing. I presume you should feel/taste something, even if its a very negligible amount. Do these inhalers malfunction periodically? Is there any definitive way to tell if its emitting the dose or not? I would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks.

Albert

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Hi Albert & welcome.

I was on Pulmicort for a while & never tasted or felt anything, but it worked very well for me. I think that's how you know you're getting a proper dose.... it works! If you suck in hard enough you will get the medicine inside of you. I don't think the doctor would have prescribed it for you if he didn't think you could use it properly, so try to give it time & trust it.

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Thanks lakelover. appreciate the feedback. am just surprised that its not possible to determine whether the inhaler works. I am taking something else at the same time so its impossible to me to determine whether the inhaler works, even if symptoms start to improve...

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Just for one dose, prime the inhaler but instead of breathing it in bang it hard upside down on to the palm of your other hand. You should see just a few specks of stuff on your hand. That's what you're breathing in. It looks insignificant & that's why you don't feel it or taste it. Good luck!

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you're a star. thanks so much!!!!

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