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Metered Dose Inhaler

How to Use Your Inhaler Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI or pMDI) | DISKUS® | Turbuhaler® | Diskhaler® | Spacers How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler “Puffer” A metered-dose inhaler, called an MDI for short, is a pressurized inhaler that delivers medication by using a propellant spray. To use an MDI: You should follow the instructions packaged Read the full article…

Diskhaler

How to Use Your Inhaler Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI or pMDI) | DISKUS® | Turbuhaler® | Diskhaler® | Spacers How to Use a Diskhaler® A Diskhaler® is a dry-powder inhaler that holds small pouches (or blisters), each containing a dose of medication, on a disk. The Diskhaler® punctures each blister so that its medication can be Read the full article…

Turbuhaler

How to Use Your Inhaler Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI or pMDI) | DISKUS® | Turbuhaler® | Diskhaler® | Spacers Turbuhaler® A Turbuhaler® is a dry-powder inhaler available in an easy-to-use format. Some Turbuhalers® feature a dose counter that shows the exact amount of medication left. If your Turbuhaler® doesn’t have a dose counter, then check for Read the full article…

DISKUS

How to Use Your Inhaler Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI or pMDI) | DISKUS® | Turbuhaler® | Diskhaler® | Spacers DISKUS® A DISKUS® is a dry-powder inhaler that features a built-in counter, so that you always know how many doses you have left in it. Use your DISKUS®: Open your DISKUS®: Hold it in the palm of Read the full article…

Spacers

How to Use Your Inhaler Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI or pMDI) | DISKUS® | Turbuhaler® | Diskhaler® About Spacers The most basic spacer is a tube that attaches to a puffer, so that you breathe the medication in from the tube instead of directly from the puffer. This makes it easier to “aim” the medication Read the full article…

Delivery Devices

About Inhalers Your Doctor will prescribe the inhaler that is best suited for your needs. You may need to try a few different devices to see what is best for you. There are a variety of different medications and devices for delivering them. Reliever and controller medications may use the same type of device for Read the full article…

Relievers

How to Use Your Inhaler Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI or pMDI) | DISKUS® | Turbuhaler® | Diskhaler® Short-acting bronchodilators are called “relievers” or “rescue medications”. They provide fast but temporary relief of bronchospasm (tightening of the airways) by relaxing the muscles that have tightened around the bronchiole tubes, but they do nothing to reduce the Read the full article…

Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Action Plan A series of steps (preferably written) that will help you prevent asthma flare-ups and tell you what to do if asthma symptoms occur. Acute Short term. Read the full article…