• Reviewed on 8/12
    By Dr. Tinkelman

Devices for Inhaled Medications

Inhaled medicines, or medicines that you breathe directly into the lungs, are an important part of treatment for chronic lung disease. When inhaled, the medicine quickly reaches the airways and less is absorbed into the bloodstream. There are a number of devices that deliver medicine directly to the airways. Metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), dry powder inhalers and nebulizers are currently available with different medicines.

Typical inhaler.Learn more about some inhaled medications:

It is important to routinely clean the inhaled devices to keep them working properly. Follow the instructions from the manufacturer for each device.

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