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How important is a nebulizer?

How important and what is the effectiveness of a nebulizer?


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  • aldussault
    2 months ago

    I chose a nebulizer because by buying the two meds that are mixed, I save $187 dollars.
    Metered May be better but not better on my wallet

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 months ago

    Hi aldussault and thanks for joining in the conversation. If these medications work well for you, and it costs you less, that sounds like a win-win situation.
    We appreciate your input here.
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    4 months ago

    Hi Ray – happy to be able to assist.
    Regards, Leon (site moderator)

  • rayfizz2019 author
    4 months ago

    I have Ipratropium Bromide for the nebulizer and Stioalto inhaler & Ventolin some combo. Feels like none work, today I have a tremendous amount of pressure and very hard to breathe, and I am on a 24/7 Oxygen

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    4 months ago

    Hi rayfizz2019 and thanks for your post and inquiry. In addition to the excellent response from Lyn, I thought this article, about COPD and nebulizer treatments, might provide you with some additional insight for your concern: https://copd.net/clinical/breathing-treatments/. I do hope you find it to be helpful. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

  • Lyn Harper, RRT moderator
    4 months ago

    Hi rayfizz2019 – If you’re doctor has ordered a medication that is administered via a nebulizer, than it’s very important. At times, the doctor will give you the option to take a medication either by nebulizer or metered dose inhaler; in that case, you do what makes you feel the best at the time. Not everyone with COPD takes medications via nebulizer others take all their meds that way. If you’re in doubt, please ask your doctor why they prescribed the way they did.
    Best – Lyn (site moderator)

  • rayfizz2019 author
    4 months ago

    Thanks Leon & Lynn.

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