oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Inhalation devices for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : review

Volume 79, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Inhalers are hand-held portable devices that deliver medication to the lungs. Inhaled medicines have become a cornerstone in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but their effectiveness can be compromised if the patient uses the inhaler incorrectly. Patients may be more compliant if they have confidence in their inhalers. Successful inhalation therapy depends on choosing the correct drug and device, and also receiving comprehensive instructions on how to use the inhaler.

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