Our asthma/Inhaler section contains a wide range of medications that can be used to treat symptoms of asthma and other chronic airways diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis and emphysema; also symptoms of allergy like hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and urticaria (hives).
Inhalers consist of a pressurized canister containing medication that fits into a boot-shaped plastic mouthpiece. With most metered dose inhalers, medication is released by pushing the canister into the boot.
Some types of metered dose inhalers release medication automatically when you inhale. A few metered dose inhalers have built-in dose counters so that you know how many doses remain. Inhaler (also known as a puffer, pump or allergy spray) is a medical device used for delivering medicines into the lungs through the work of a person’s breathing. This allows medicines to be delivered to and absorbed in the lungs, which provides the ability for targeted medical treatment to this specific region of the body.
There are a wide variety of inhalers, and they are commonly used to treat numerous medical conditions with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) being among the most notable.
Some of the common types of inhalers include metered-dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, soft mist inhalers, and nebulizers. Proper education on inhaler use is important to ensure that inhaled medication creates its proper effects in the lungs.