Can you use ProAir with a spacer?
Proair® HFA can be used with a spacer. ProAir® RespiClick cannot be used with a spacer.
Which inhaler requires a spacer?
Which inhalers need a spacer/VHC? All quick-relief inhalers, like ProAir® and Proventil® should be used with a spacer/VHC, and many of the long-term controller medications need them, too.
Is it better to use an inhaler with a spacer?
Inhalers spray the medicine out so that you can breathe it deep into the lungs. A spacer, or holding chamber, is an attachment that should always be used with your inhaler.
How do you use a ProAir spacer inhaler?
Put the end of the spacer into your mouth, between your teeth and above your tongue. Close your lips around the spacer. Press down on the inhaler to release the spray, and begin to breathe in through your mouth. Breathe in deeply and slowly (for about 5 seconds) to pull the medicine deep into your lungs.
Can you use ProAir RespiClick with spacer?
Do not use PROAIR RESPICLICK with a spacer or volume holding chamber. Cleaning: • Keep the inhaler clean and dry at all times. Never wash or put any part of your inhaler in water. Routine maintenance is not required.
Is ProAir RespiClick the same as ProAir HFA?
ProAir RespiClick is a new breath-actuated, dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulation of ProAir® HFA (albuterol sulfate), an inhalation aerosol. There are no other DPI rescue inhalers approved by the FDA.
When should a spacer be prescribed?
A spacer should always be used if the patient is on a high dose of inhaled corticosteroid. In adults with mild or moderate acute asthma attacks, a pressurised metered-dose inhaler with a spacer is at least as effective as nebulisation.
Do spacers increase speed of aerosol?
Spacers slow down the speed of the aerosol coming from the inhaler, meaning that less of the asthma drug impacts on the back of the mouth and somewhat more may get into the lungs.
How long should I wait between inhaler puffs?
Not waiting between puffs With some inhalers, such as metered dose inhalers (MDI), you need to wait at least 30 to 60 seconds before taking the next puff. This gives the medicine and propellant enough time to mix.
How long do you wait between puffs of an inhaler?
How do I know when my ProAir inhaler is empty?
A full canister is heavy and either sinks or floats with its top pointing down in the water. A half-full canister is less heavy and floats at a 45 degree angle with the surface of the water. An empty canister is light and floats nearly horizontal with the surface of the water.