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Inhalers- how to use-Pressurised Metered Dose Inhalers (pMDIs)

Also known as pump inhalers, these are the most commonly used inhaler devices. They are propellent-based and deliver a specific, amount of medication to the lungs, in the form of aerosol spray; which needs to be inhaled. It releases reproducible doses every time on actuation. This means that the same amount of dose is released every time. These inhalers do not depend upon the patient’s inhalation to trigger the release of the drug. They require co-ordination between the actuation of the canister and inhalation of the dose. To put it simply, you must inhale at the exact moment when the canister is pressed and the dose is released. pMDIs also come with a dose counter, making it easy to keep a track of the number of puffs remaining in the device.

Inhalers- how to use-Zerostat VT Spacer

This device holds the medication for a little while after the pMDI’s actuation. Thus, the spacer helps you inhale all the medication, even if you do not inhale exactly at the same time when the canister is pressed for actuation.

Inhalers- how to use-Baby mask

If you or your child is unable to hold the Zerostat VT Spacer’s mouthpiece properly, you can attach the baby mask to the Zerostat VT Spacer and then use the pMDI.

Inhalers- how to use-Huf Puf Kit

The spacer and baby mask come preassembled in a Huf Puf Kit. As it is preassembled, it helps deliver the medication quickly in case of an emergency and saves time.

Inhalers- how to use-Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs)

These types of inhalers deliver the medication in a dry powder form. DPIs are breath-actuated devices, which depend on your inhalation, to release the medication from the device. In comparison to the pMDIs, these are easier to use as they don’t need propellants and co-ordination. Usually, DPIs are single dose devices, although multi-dose DPIs are available as well.

Revolizer

The Revolizer is an easy to use DPI, usually used with various Rotacaps. It provides an accurate medication dose and a more efficient dispersal, even when the inhalation flow rates are low.

Inhalers- how to use-Rotahaler

Completely transparent, the Rotahaler enables you to make sure that you have inhaled the medication’s entire dose.

Inhalers- how to use-Breath Actuated Inhalers (BAIs)

An advanced version of the pMDI technology, the breath-actuated inhaler combines the advantages of a pMDI and DPI. The BAI senses your inhalation through an actuator, and releases the medication automatically.

Autohaler

The autohaler is by far easier to use than a pMDI and some of the DPIs. It can be used effectively by everyone – children, adults and elderly.

Inhalers- how to use-Nebulizers

Unlike pMDIs and DPIs, nebulizers convert the liquid medication into suitable aerosol droplets, which are best suited for inhalation. Nebulizers do not require coordination and deliver the medication quickly and effectively to the lungs in the form of a mist. Nebulizers are preferred during asthma attacks, in infants, children, the elderly, critical, unconscious patients, and those who cannot use a pMDI or DPI effectively.

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