Talk:Inhaler

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4th paragraph needs clarification.[edit]

In the 4th paragraph it reads "Some breath-activated inhalers do not require manual activation, but will automatically sense the patient breathing in and deliver the dose.

What is meant by breath activated? Is it an add on or supplemental device like Turbo or what? A Dry Powder Inhaler needs to be set up or triggered in some mannor.

Not for sure what to do?

--RonEJ 22:32, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Added Information to this talk page. I discovered the self contained MDI, possibly being of what is stated, is sold in the UK. under the the Easi-Breathe brand.
--RonEJ 06:15, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi experts,

how do modern inhalers work technically??

Regards —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.137.177.243 (talk) 10:29, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

MDIs work by expelling formulation from a canister using the energy generated by their pressurised liquid propellant evaporating, this shoots the drug out of the inhaler and generates a cloud that can be inhaled by the patient. DPIs work in a variety of different ways but generally they present a dry powder to the patient which is made into a cloud by the turbulent airflow when the patient inhales through the device. I hope that goes some way to answering your question. Please feel free to ask more if that doesn't fully satisfy your curiosity. Noosentaal(talk) 15:35, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Therapist Driven Protocols[edit]

Help with developing protocol to switch from nebulzer to MDI.Jiffypopa (talk) 12:54, 23 February 2010 (UTC)