Flutter: new portable device for mucus clearance

Clement Clarke has introduced Flutter, an oscillating positive expiratory pressure device to relieve airway mucus accumulation.

The Flutter encourages gentle coughing to help relieve mucus accumulation in the airways
The Flutter encourages gentle coughing to help relieve mucus accumulation in the airways

When the patient exhales into the device, a ball bearing creates vibrations that travel back into the lungs and loosen the mucus. This triggers the patient to cough, which helps to remove the mucus.

The small, portable device can help clear mucus in conditions such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and COPD. It is usually used for 5–15 minutes at a time.

Contraindications

Flutter must not be used in patients with right-sided heart failure, pneumothorax, TB or haemoptysis.

View Flutter device record

Further information: Clement Clarke International Ltd

Want news like this straight to your inbox?
Sign up for our bulletins

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

MIMS app

Access the full drug database and quick-reference tables on the go

Find out more