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Asthma: Ways to Take Inhaled Medicines
When you use inhaled asthma medicine, you usually use a device that delivers the medicine directly to your lungs. Different types of delivery systems are available. And one type may be more suitable for certain people, age groups, or medicine than another. The following table describes how asthma medicines may be delivered.
Delivery system and medicines
What to think about
Use a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with:
Use a dry powder inhaler (DPI) with:
Use a nebulizer with:
Current as of: July 6, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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