An Aerochamber is a device used with a metered dose inhaler, like albuterol inhalers for asthma. The Aerochamber consists of a plastic tube with a mouthpiece and a valve to control the mist delivery. The end of the tube holds the metered dose inhaler. The tube acts as a holding chamber for the medication and assists the delivery of the medication to the lungs.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
The Aerochamber device does not have any side effects because it does not contain a drug, but it is important that the patient is aware of the side effects of their metered dose inhaler medication. Talk to your doctor to discuss the side effects of your inhaler medication.
What is the difference between a spacer and the Aerochamber?
The difference between the two devices is small, but important. An aerochamber is a more sophisticated version of a traditional spacer. A traditional spacer is basically a tube that holds the medication when the inhaler is pressed. You must inhale the medication quickly to prevent displacing the drug. With the Aerochamber, the drug isn’t displaced as easily so taking the medication is not as time sensitive. The Aerochamber allows a person to take the medication more slowly and exhale comfortably into the tube.