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A spacer is a chamber that can be attached to
a metered-dose inhaler (MDI). The spacer chamber may have a one-way valve that
allows the medicine to be held in the chamber before it is inhaled. This way
you can inhale the medicine in one or many breaths, depending on your ability.
A spacer may be used with an inhaler, especially one that
contains corticosteroids. Spacers also may be used by children who have
difficulty using a metered-dose inhaler correctly. Do not use a dry powder
inhaler (DPI) with a spacer.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
Current as ofAugust 21, 2015
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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