Great article by Mark Levy and colleagues

“Inhaler technique: facts and fantasies. A view from the Aerosol Drug Management Improvement Team (ADMIT)”

The researchers performed a literature search and evaluated 10 common beliefs about inhaler technique held by health care professionals regarding:

  1. pMDI inhaler devices should be shaken
  2. Spacer design and construction make a difference
  3. Breath-holding after inhalation is clinically beneficial
  4. Rinsing of the mouth after using an inhaler is clinically beneficial
  5. Moisture and dry powder inhalers (DPIs)
  6. Patients can determine when their pMDI is empty
  7. The use of a single design of inhaler to deliver different inhaled drugs improves clinical outcomes
  8. Patients who use an inhaler device they prefer have better outcomes
  9. Dysphonia is caused by particular inhaler devices and changing the device may relieve it
  10. Regular and proper use of inhaler devices improves asthma outcomes

Source PCRM, Levey et al 2016)

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