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There are many different types of metered dose inhalers. Your inhaler has been prescribed for you only and to treat your specific lung condition.
Did you know that even with perfect inhaler technique up to 80% of a dose can be wasted?
Using a spacer device means:
7 Steps to Success, Inhaler Technique (2014) (adapted).
‘Getting the basics right, Inhaler Technique’. Primary Care Respiratory Society (2016).
Royal Sussex County Hospital COPD Nurse Specialist: 01273 523109.
Worthing Hospital Respiratory Nurse Specialists: 01903 205111. Extension: 85858.
St Richard’s Hospital Respiratory Nurse Specialists: 01243 788122. Extension: 32395.
You can also contact your community pharmacist or practice nurse for advice.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information here is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: October 2021
Review Date: July 2024