Funhaler spacer: improving adherence without compromising delivery
- 1TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Centre for Child Health, University of Western Australia
- 2Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Western Australia GPO, Box D184, Perth, WA, 6840 Australia
- 3Department of Paediatrics, University of Western Australia, Princess Margaret Hospital, Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
- 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.
- BDP, beclomethasone dipropionate
- MSLI, multistage liquid impinger
- pMDI, paediatric metered dose inhaler
- SE, standard error