Prescribing Notes

Respiratory appliances

Spacer devices improve drug delivery and reduce local adverse effects from inhaled steroids. They are particularly useful for young children and those who have difficulty co-ordinating the actuation of an MDI and inhalation. When cleaning, the device should be soaked in a dilute solution of dishwashing liquid and allowed to dry naturally without rinsing or wiping to avoid a build-up of electrostatic charge.