One of many helpful respiratory supplies is an asthma spacer. An asthma spacer supplements the Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) you already use to apply medication to your lungs. Asthma spacers (also known as holding chambers) help you get more of the medication from your MDI because the medicine is contained within the spacer until you inhale it. There are many benefits to using an asthma spacer.
Benefits of Using an Asthma Spacer:
- Makes it easier to coordinate inhaling with pressing MDI release button – great for the very young and elderly
- Masks can be used to facilitate better inhalation
- Provides more medication each time
- Holds medication from your MDI to waste less – making MDIs more effective every time you use one
- Without a holding chamber, MDIs leave a lot of medication in the back of the throat to be swallowed – never reaching your lungs
- Less swallowed medication means less side effects – increasing comfort after a treatment
Using an asthma spacer makes it easier for you or your child to take a treatment, especially if going through an asthma attack. Not All Asthma Spacers Are Created Equally: the non-electrostatic walls on the PARI Vortex® prevent medication from sticking to the sides – letting you get the best treatment possible. Be sure to check that the next asthma spacer you purchase has non-electrostatic walls so you know you're getting the most out of your treatment.