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Rinsing and air drying

After finishing each dose the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece should be immediately rinsed then air dried.

To learn how to rinse the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece view the short video tutorial and information in this section.

The manufacturer of Breelib recommends the use of distilled water to care for Breelib. For full instructions, please refer to the Breelib Inhalation System Instructions for Use booklet (IFU) which is supplied in your Breelib Starter Pack.

How to rinse Breelib

How to rinse Breelib

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How to rinse the nebuliser unit

It is essential to thoroughly rinse the nebuliser unit immediately after you finish taking each dose. Rinsing will remove any leftover drug before it can dry up and block the tiny holes in the metal disc (mesh) on the nebuliser unit.

Rinsing and air drying

After finishing each dose the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece should be immediately rinsed then air dried.

To learn how to rinse the nebuliser unit and mouthpiece view the short video tutorial and information in this section.

The manufacturer of Breelib recommends the use of distilled water to care for Breelib. For full instructions, please refer to the Breelib Inhalation System Instructions for Use booklet (IFU) which is supplied in your Breelib Starter Pack.

How to rinse the nebuliser unit

It is essential to thoroughly rinse the nebuliser unit immediately after you finish taking each dose. Rinsing will remove any leftover drug before it can dry up and block the tiny holes in the metal disc (mesh) on the nebuliser unit.

How to rinse Breelib

How to rinse Breelib

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Rinsing the nebuliser unit

  1. Unclip the nebuliser unit on both sides and lift it away from the base unit
  2. Open the cap by pinching the grips on both sides
  3. Gently shake the nebuliser unit to empty out leftover drug
  4. Now thoroughly rinse with at least 100ml of ZeroWater
  • Inside and outside of the cap
  • Inside and underneath the drug-dosing system
  • The white plastic areas of the body of the nebuliser unit
  • Underneath the nebuliser unit, especially the metal disc
When rinsing the nebuliser unit be careful not to touch the metal area.

Drying the nebuliser unit

After rinsing the nebuliser it must be air dried. To speed up the drying process:

Gently shake the nebuliser unit to remove excess ZeroWater

Excess drugs out

With the cap open and drug-dosing system up, place the nebuliser unit on a piece of kitchen roll to air dry

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If you are not able to leave the nebuliser unit out to air dry, wrap it in kitchen roll and store it in your carry case until your next dose. When wrapping up the nebuliser unit, be sure to leave the cap open and the drug-dosing system up.

Things to remember when rinsing the nebuliser unit

  • Rinse the nebuliser unit immediately after finishing each dose, or within 5 minutes at most
  • Empty out leftover drug from the nebuliser unit before rinsing, never reuse leftover drug
  • Rinse the nebuliser unit with 100ml of fresh ZeroWater using one of the plastic bottles provided
  • Never use tap, bottled or normal filtered water
  • Check for dents, scratches and scuffs on the metal disc (mesh) underneath the nebuliser unit
  • Remove excess ZeroWater by gently shaking the nebuliser unit to speed up the drying process
  • Place the nebuliser unit on fresh kitchen roll to air dry, with the cap open and drug-dosing system up
  • Once dry, store the nebuliser unit in the carry case

How to rinse the mouthpiece

Immediately after finishing each dose you should rinse the mouthpiece with at least 100ml of ZeroWater. If you are away from home with Breelib and have a limited amount of ZeroWater, tap or bottled water can be used to rinse the mouthpiece instead; this way the ZeroWater can be saved to rinse the nebuliser unit.

To rinse the mouthpiece:

  1. Lift away the mouthpiece from the base unit
  2. Thoroughly rinse the inside and outside of the mouthpiece from both ends with 100ml of ZeroWater or tap water
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Drying the mouthpiece

After rinsing the mouthpiece it must be air dried.
To speed up the drying process:

Gently shake away excess water from the mouthpiece

Mouth piece

Lightly tap the front end of the mouthpiece on kitchen roll or your Breelib cloth, if you have one

Mouth piece

Gently press the back end of the mouthpiece on kitchen roll or your Breelib cloth, if you have one

Mouth piece

NOW PLACE THE MOUTHPIECE ON SOME FRESH KITCHEN ROLL TO AIR DRY.

Dry on towel

BETWEEN DOSES, STORE BREELIB IN THE CARRY CASE PROVIDED TO PROTECT IT FROM DAMAGE.

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Assembling Breelib using parts which have not been thoroughly dried can make the device ‘beep’ (device error) when you try and turn it ON. After rinsing the mouthpiece, always make sure it is sufficiently dried before storing in the carry case between doses.

Things to remember when rinsing the mouthpiece

  • Rinse the mouthpiece immediately after finishing a dose, or within 5 minutes at most
  • You can rinse the mouthpiece with 100ml of either ZeroWater or tap water
  • When rinsing, check for signs of damage to the mouthpiece
  • Gently shake away excess water from the mouthpiece to speed up drying
  • Lightly tap the front end and gently press the back end of the mouthpiece on kitchen roll before leaving to air dry
  • Place the mouthpiece on fresh kitchen roll to air dry
  • Once dry, store the mouthpiece in the carry case