As spacers, preventer and reliever medications can be used with a nebuliser. A nebuliser changes liquid medication into a vapour that can be inhaled through a mask or a mouthpiece. In contrast to a spacer, the medication in a nebuliser flows continuously so you can breathe normally during the treatment. A nebuliser delivers a full dose of medication in 10-20 minutes.
Like spacers, a nebuliser allows medication to be inhaled deep into the lung where it is most effective. However with a nebuliser, no deep breathing or coordinated inhalation is required. Therefore a nebuliser may be better suited for infants, elderly, debilitated or disabled individuals.
Tip: maintaining and keeping your nebuliser clean helps the right dose of medication to be administrated each time. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated, here.