When you use inhaled asthma medicine, you usually use a device that delivers the medicine directly to your lungs. Different types of delivery systems are available, and one type may be more suitable for certain people, age groups, or medicine than another. The following table describes how asthma medicines may be delivered.
|Delivery system and medicines||Age group||What to think about|
Use a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with:
Use a dry powder inhaler (DPI) with:
Use a nebulizer with:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology|
|Last Revised||February 13, 2011|
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