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Old 04-22-2005, 07:57 AM   #1
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Changing from puffer to Accuhaler?

hi i was prescribed seretide in a puffer (mdi) last week to use with a spacer but i really dont like it and find it hard to use. i was just wondering how easy it would be for my nurse to change it to the accuhaler? thanks for any ideas

 
Old 04-22-2005, 09:43 AM   #2
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Re: Changing from puffer to Accuhaler?

I believe an accuhaler is the same as the turbohaler that is used with Pulmicort in the US. It's worth a try, but honestly, mdi with spacer works better for me.

 
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:41 PM   #3
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Re: Changing from puffer to Accuhaler?

really? what was bad about the accuhaler or why do you prefere the mdi?

 
Old 04-22-2005, 07:42 PM   #4
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Re: Changing from puffer to Accuhaler?

I preferred mdi because I could feel that I was getting the dose. With the accuhaler you have no clue when to stop inhaling, and really no feedback as to how much you are getting. I didn't know for the longest time if I was doing it right.

I still use accuhalers. My Pulmicort and Advair are in them, but I prefer my mdi my albueterol comes in. You get a little more feeling when you take the Advair then the Pulmicort.

Just so you know, there are no fast acting inhalers I know of in accuhaler, so you'll still have to take that in an mdi.

 
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Re: Changing from puffer to Accuhaler?

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I preferred mdi because I could feel that I was getting the dose. With the accuhaler you have no clue when to stop inhaling, and really no feedback as to how much you are getting. I didn't know for the longest time if I was doing it right.

I still use accuhalers. My Pulmicort and Advair are in them, but I prefer my mdi my albueterol comes in. You get a little more feeling when you take the Advair then the Pulmicort.

Just so you know, there are no fast acting inhalers I know of in accuhaler, so you'll still have to take that in an mdi.
I could be wrong, but is briconyl avalible in tubohaler form as a fast acting inhaler?
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Re: Changing from puffer to Accuhaler?

Why do you find the spacer hard to use? When my internist first gave me Flovent, he didn't give me a spacer with it. When I switched to an immunologist, he insisted I use one...and it made a world of difference....no dreading that blast in the mouth...just press, inhale, that's it.

 
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Re: Changing from puffer to Accuhaler?

Never heard of it. Is it availible in the US?

 
Old 04-23-2005, 09:28 AM   #8
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Re: Changing from puffer to Accuhaler?

i dont why i find the spacer so hard to use i really just dont like it. i was on beclamethsone in an easi breathe (breath activated) but got switched to seretide. i still ahve my salbutamol in an easi breathe.

 
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