At Cobh Pharmacy, we understand that living with asthma as well as other respiratory conditions can be difficult. Rest assured, we are here to support you and ensure you can maximise the benefits of your medications.

We offer this service for adults and children to help you better understand and manage your symptoms. 

How can we help?

Our pharmacists are here to help you with support and advice to help you get the most from your medications. We can check that you are using your inhaler properly and help you to avoid the common mistakes that can lead to a poor inhaler technique

Some inhalers can be hard to use. Even if you think your inhaler technique is okay, it might not be. A survey of asthmatics in the UK found that up to a third of people aren’t using their inhaler in the right way.

Whether you are using a reliever or a preventer inhaler, the right inhaler technique will ensure the medicine goes straight to your lungs, where it is needed. A good inhaler technique will give you the best chance of managing your symptoms and you will be less likely to get side effects, like a sore mouth or a sore throat.

In conjunction with the Asthma Society of Ireland, we have put together some handy illustrations with step by step instructions showing you how to use your inhalers. These illustrations contain QR codes which can be scanned, which will in turn lead you to demonstration videos.