Best One

A question we are often asked is “Which is better, taking your medication using a metered dose inhaler or by nebulizer?” The May 2007 American Journal of Medicine may have the answer – both!

Researchers studied 140 people with COPD over the age of 50 that were divided into three groups – those that used a metered dose inhaler, those who used a nebulizer and those that used both. People who used nebulizer therapy in the morning and at night and also used an inhaler during the day, had the most significant improvements in quality of life (as indicated by answers to questionnaires.) The best of both worlds – symptom relief from the nebulizer with the convenience of using an inhaler away from home.

woman using metered dose inhalerman using nebulizer