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Spacers are ideal for both children and adults

Using a spacer with your puffer helps ensure you receive the full benefit from your inhaler medicine so you can breathe better. Guidelines recommend spacers for people of all ages to help ensure you receive the full benefit from your inhaler medicine.1,2

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Did you know that up to 80% of people have incorrect inhaler technique and the majority of people do not realize they have a problem1?

What is the role of spacers?

Use of a spacer is a simple and effective way to help improve the use of your inhaler. Spacers help to ensure that your medicine reaches your lungs where it’s needed. Spacers are designed to hold the aerosol puff, allowing you more time to inhale your medicine.

Even a short half second delay between pressing the inhaler has been shown to reduce the dose to approximately 1% of the intended dose if using the inhaler without a valved spacer.3

They also filter out the larger aerosol particles that would otherwise deposit in the back of your throat, potentially leading to side effects such as hoarseness, sore throat, or even thrush.

Spacers have 3 key roles:
Improve delivery of medicine into your lungs
Allow you more time to inhale your medicine
Reduce potential side effects
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Drug delivery comparison between AEROCHAMBER PLUS* FLOW-VU* with inhaler versus inhaler alone.

People who use a spacer, such as an AEROCHAMBER PLUS* FLOW-VU* VHC, with their inhaler have been shown to have better control of their respiratory symptoms.4

What is the right spacer for you?

Child
Adult / Adolescent

A blessing for my Dad. Easy to use.

Teresa from Quebec
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I love the feel of how it fits in my hands and its ease of use. I get to go to work with the AEROCHAMBER2GO* knowing I'll be safe.

Trish from Ontario
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Reimbursement information

Private health plans usually cover the cost of the AEROCHAMBER* brand of chamber as part of the extended health benefits. The prescription and paid receipt will need to be sent into the insurance company following purchase. Depending on the province, some chambers are reimbursed.

Living with Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Metered Dose Inhaler asthma medications?

Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions for guidance on proper inhaler use.

What is Good Asthma Control?

Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions for guidance on proper inhaler use.

What is an Asthma Emergency?

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