Nebulizers are specialty medical devices that vaporize medications, typically employed for the treatment of COPD, asthma and a whole host of other respiratory problems. Nebulizers are remarkable apparatus, which at the time of its advent was considered breakthrough technology for sufferers of chronic respiratory conditions. It is important to note when looking to purchase a nebulizer that there are myriad of models and types, each with their own advantages.

  • What are the most common kinds of nebulizer?

There are two models of nebulizer that are most ordinarily used; ultrasonic nebulizers and compressor nebulizers. The former being an ideal choice for those who either travel or need to use there nebulizer frequently at work or school, and may wish to do so discreetly. Compressor or pneumatic nebulizers are typically tabletop devices which can utilize facemasks.

  • How do I know which type of nebulizer I need to use.

You can check with your physician or a pharmacist to see which is best for you and your medication. If there is no predilection, then you can decide which is right for you.

  • Can I use different medications in the same nebulizer?

 

It is advisable that you do not combine multiple medications in one nebulizer device.

  • How often do I need to use my nebulizer>

 

Use every medication as directed.