There are several inhalation systems available for inhalation therapy. Depending on the disease, age and symptoms of the patient, doctors prescribe and recommend either powder inhalation, puffers or nebuliser therapy.
A significantly larger volume of liquid is nebulised during nebuliser therapy than is the case with puffers. This provides extra moisture for dry mucous membranes. Nebuliser therapy with PARI devices is so simple that it can be performed easily by the elderly, critically ill patients and parents with babies.
Our advice: Breathe in calmly. This way only a small amount of the medication to be inhaled ends up in the mouth and throat. Because that is exactly where it should not go. Incidentally, you can also use our various saline solutions for nebuliser therapy.
The most common form of nebuliser therapy is with compressed air. In jet nebulisers, the air is compressed with a compressor and it then enters the nebuliser through an air tube. There a nozzle nebulises the liquid into an aerosol and it is transported to the mouthpiece. Breath-enhanced nebulisers from PARI, such as the PARI LC Sprint (link to the product page), reduce aerosol production during the exhalation phase. This ensures that medication is not wasted. The additional airflow during inhalation, on the other hand, increases the amount of aerosol produced, so that you can inhale the medication or saline solution quickly and effectively.
The latest form of aerosol generation for nebuliser therapy is vibrating membrane technology. Electronic signals cause a perforated membrane to vibrate and this then nebulises the fluid into an aerosol. Our VELOX and the eFlow®rapid therefore offer fast, mobile and almost silent treatment for a better quality of life in acute or chronic respiratory diseases.
Powder inhalers, also called dry-powder-inhalers (DPIs) are small and light, so you can take them with you wherever you go. However, they are only suitable for people who are able to co-ordinate breathing in deeply and quickly enough. This is the only way to release the medication. The elderly, young children and the very ill often have difficulty doing exactly this.
Puffers, also called metered-dose-inhalers (MDIs), also require good coordination between releasing the puff and inhaling. It is commonly known that some users are not able to use the puffers properly. This can be detrimental to their treatment, because too much medication can deposit in the throat and is swallowed, for example.
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