oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Inhalation devices for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : review
|Article Title||Inhalation devices for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Mar 2012|
|Pages||23 - 26|
|Keyword(s)||Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Inhalation devices and Metered-dose inhaler|
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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