Inhalant Canister Calendar:

 

It is important that you take your asthma medication as prescribed and discard your inhalant canister as indicated on this chart. Otherwise, the remaining puffs you take may not contain sufficient medication.

# Sprays 2/day 4/day 6/day 8/day 9/day 12/day 16/day
60 30 days 15 days n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
100 n/a 25 days 16 days 12 days n/a n/a n/a
104 n/a 26 days 17 days 13 days n/a n/a n/a
112 n/a 28 days 18 days 14 days n/a n/a n/a
120 60 days 30 days 20 days 15 days n/a n/a n/a
200 n/a 50 days 33 days 25 days 22 days 16 days 12 days
210 n/a 60 days 40 days 30 days 26 days 20 days 15 days
* If the Medication is taken as prescribed, the canister should be discarded as indicated above. Otherwise, the remaining puffs may not contain sufficient medication.

 

Source: Expert Panel Report 2: Practical Guide for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 1997.

Contact the Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center at 205-871-9661  to consult a physician about your inhaler.