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A spacer is a chamber that can be attached to a metered-dose inhaler (MDI). The spacer may have a one-way valve that holds the medicine in the chamber before it is inhaled. This way you can inhale the medicine in one or many breaths, depending on your ability. A spacer:
It is especially important to use a spacer with an inhaler that contains corticosteroids. Spacers also may be used by children who have trouble using a metered-dose inhaler correctly. Don't use a dry powder inhaler (DPI) with a spacer.
Current as of:
July 6, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: July 6, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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