Inhaler spacers (also called holding chambers) work to improve the effectiveness of your metered dose inhaler (MDI). Inhaler spacers do this by decreasing the amount of coordination required to effectively inhale all of the medication dispersed by your MDI. The chamber holds the all medication in one spot until you inhale deeply to send the medication into your lungs. Without an inhaler spacer the medication will often linger in your mouth instead of going down into the deepest parts of your lungs where the medicine will be most effective.Read More
Holding chambers are great for young children who may not have the coordination to effectively receive medication from their MDI. Spacers like the VORTEX from PARI are electrostatic, which means the particles dispersed from the MDI won’t get stuck to the chamber's edges – further increasing the MDI's effectiveness well above that of the MDI alone. If you your child currently use an MDI without a spacer, consider purchasing one to ensure they are getting the most out of their metered dose inhaler.