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When you use inhaled asthma medicine, you usually use a device that delivers the medicine directly to your lungs. Different types of delivery systems are available. And one type may be better for certain people or age groups or certain medicines.
Here are the different types along with common medicines used by each type and some things to think about for each type.
This device is for adults and children. It delivers:
Here are some things to think about with metered-dose inhalers (MDIs):
This device is for children 4 years and older and adults. It delivers:
Here are some things to think about with dry powder inhalers (DPIs):
This device is for people of any age who cannot use an MDI with a spacer. A nebulizer delivers:
Here are some things to think about with nebulizers:
Current as of:
July 6, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: July 6, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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