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People with asthma and other lung diseases that greatly impede breathing often take medications through an inhaler. Inhalation drugs start to act much faster than drugs in tablets. The inhaler also allows you to take smaller doses.

Perhaps earlier you used a dosed inhaler. But a dry inhaler is completely different. Here you will find instructions on how to use the dry inhaler. If you need information about a metered-dose inhaler, read here:

How to use a dosed inhaler.

Basic moments

  • A dry inhaler allows you to inject the medication directly into the lungs more quickly.
  • The dry inhaler works on inspiration. Those. when you inhale, the medicine through the inhaler comes directly into the lungs.
  • Dry inhalers can be of different size and shape. Some are already filled with medication, others need to be filled with each new use. The attending physician or pharmacist will tell you how to fill the inhaler with a medicine.

What is a dry inhaler?

A dry inhaler allows you to quickly inject a medicine into the lungs in the form of a fine powder. Dry inhalers work on inspiration. This means that, inhaling through the inhaler, the medicine goes directly to the lungs.



Dry inhalers can be of different size and shape. The method of filling the inhaler with a medicine depends on the type of the inhaler itself. Some inhalers are already sold with medication. Others need to be filled before each use. How to do it, can tell the attending physician or pharmacist.

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Through a dry inhaler, the medication is delivered directly to the lungs.

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The dry inhaler works on inspiration. This means that, inhaling, the medication through the inhaler gets directly into the lungs.

Why should I use a dry inhaler?

Dry inhaler:

  • Easy to operate. Since the dry inhaler works on inspiration, it is not necessary to press the button at the same time and inhale the medicine quickly, as it does with other inhalers. The medicine remains in the inhaler until you inhale it.
  • Supplies a certain amount of medicine to the medicine.
  • Helps keep symptoms under control and minimize lung damage.
  • Significantly prevents or reduces side effects compared with the tablet form of the drug.
dry Inhaler
dry Inhaler

Test your knowledge

Dry inhaler is very difficult to use.

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Dry inhaler is easy to operate. Since the dry inhaler works on inspiration, it is not necessary to press the button at the same time and inhale the medicine quickly, as it does with other inhalers.

 

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