Arch Dis Child 88:579-581 doi:10.1136/adc.88.7.579
  • Community child health, public health, and epidemiology

Funhaler spacer: improving adherence without compromising delivery

  1. P M Watt1,
  2. B Clements2,
  3. S G Devadason3,
  4. G M Chaney2
  1. 1TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Centre for Child Health, University of Western Australia
  2. 2Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Western Australia GPO, Box D184, Perth, WA, 6840 Australia
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, University of Western Australia, Princess Margaret Hospital, Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr P Watt, TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, PO Box 855, West Perth, WA 6872;
  • Accepted 14 January 2003


A novel asthma spacer device, the “Funhaler”, incorporates incentive toys which are isolated from the main inspiratory circuit by a valve. Here we show that its use does not compromise drug delivery.

Improved adherence combined with satisfactory delivery characteristics suggest that the Funhaler may be useful for management of young asthmatics.