Using the Inhaler
What is the Digihaler family of inhalers?
The Digihaler family of inhalers includes ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) for rescue therapy and AirDuo Digihaler (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) and ArmonAir Digihaler (fluticasone propionate) for maintenance therapy.
Each inhaler in the Digihaler family contains a built-in electronic module that records how often the inhaler is used, recorded as an event when the cap is opened or you inhale, and measures inspiratory flow rates. The information is stored on the inhaler itself, then sent to the Digihaler app through Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Please see full indications for ProAir Digihaler, AirDuo Digihaler, and ArmonAir Digihaler below.
How do I take care of my inhaler?
- Be sure to keep your inhaler clean and dry.
- Never wash or put any part of your inhaler in water. If your inhaler gets wet it will need to be replaced.
- Store at room temperature (between 15° and 25°C; 59° and 77°F). Avoid exposure to extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
- Remember to close the cap after using your inhaler.
- If the mouthpiece needs cleaning, gently wipe the mouthpiece with a dry cloth or tissue as needed.
- Please see the Instructions for Use documents below for additional information:
Do I need to charge or change the battery in my inhaler?
No, the battery does not require charging or changing.
Is the battery inside my inhaler allowed for air travel?
Yes. It is a low power CR2032 coin cell battery, which is allowed for air travel.
When should I replace my ProAir Digihaler, AirDuo Digihaler, or ArmonAir Digihaler?
The counter on the back of your inhaler shows how many doses you have left. The dose counter color will change to red when there are 20 doses left. If your inhaler dose counter is low, a notification indicating this will appear in the app's details page. When you receive these alerts, you should refill your prescription or ask your healthcare provider for another prescription. When the counter displays “0,” your inhaler is empty and you should stop using the inhaler and throw it away.
Throw away your ProAir Digihaler 13 months after opening the foil pouch for the first time, when the dose counter displays ‘0’, or after the expiration date on the package, whichever comes first.
Throw away your AirDuo Digihaler or ArmonAir Digihaler 30 days after opening the foil pouch for the first time, when the dose counter displays ‘0’, or after the expiration date on the package, whichever comes first.
What does it mean that the Digihaler family of inhalers are "Breath-actuated?"
The Digihaler family of inhalers are “breath-actuated”—meaning they release the medicine when you breathe in. There’s no need to press a canister and breathe in at the same time as with traditional inhalers.
Can I use a spacer with my ProAir Digihaler, AirDuo Digihaler, or ArmonAir Digihaler?
No. A spacer cannot be used with any of the inhalers in the Digihaler family. In fact, they were designed to be used without a spacer.
What type of technology is inside the Digihaler family of inhalers?
The Digihaler family of inhalers contain sensors that are built into the electronic module on top of the inhaler. The sensors in the module track your inhaler events, which are recorded when the cap is opened or when you inhale. The sensors also measure inspiratory flow, which means how strongly you breathe in. Events are categorized in the app as “good” (>45 L/min), “fair” (30-45 L/min), “low or no inhalation” (<30 L/min), “exhalation,” or “possible air vent block.”
There is also Bluetooth® technology built into the module so that the information from your inhaler can be sent to the Digihaler app. The electronic module stores your inhaler events as they happen, even if you are not within range of your smartphone. The information will be sent to the app once the inhaler is within range of your smartphone and Bluetooth® is turned on. The inhaler does not need to be connected to the app in order for you to take your medicine. The electronic module does not control or interfere with delivery of the medicine through the inhaler.
Can I use my ProAir Digihaler, AirDuo Digihaler, or ArmonAir Digihaler without the app?
Yes. Any inhaler in the Digihaler family will still deliver medicine without being connected to the companion Digihaler app.
Will ProAir Digihaler, AirDuo Digihaler, or ArmonAir Digihaler still deliver medicine without being connected to the internet?
Yes. The inhalers will still deliver medicine without an internet connection.