A spacer is used to make it easier for people with asthma to inhale their medicine. It is a plastic container with a mouthpiece at one end and a hole for the inhaler at the other. If you have a very young child you will need to fit your spacer with a mask for effective use. Spacers can only be used with puffer style inhalers. The medicine is ‘fired’ from the puffer into the spacer and is then inhaled.
Adults and adolescents are recommended to always use a spacer with their puffer. All children should use a spacer to take their medicine, for both reliever and preventer puffers. Using a spacer with your reliever medicine in an asthma flare-up is as effective as or even better than using a nebuliser. It’s faster, easier, and less likely to cause side effects.
The e-chamber mini is an economic spacer suitable for all ages only available to lung function laboratories. The compact 175ml chamber is made from durable polypropylene plastic, which is entirely recyclable. This is also anti-static to ensure a minimum medication adheres to the chamber, unlike alternatives.