Diseases affecting the lungs—such as
chronic bronchitis, and
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—share
many of the same medicines. These medicines are often delivered through a
Using an MDI:
- Delivers most of a measured dose of medicine
directly to your lungs.
- Can help keep your symptoms under control
and minimize long-term damage to your lungs.
- May prevent or
reduce side effects of the medicine.
- May let you use less
medicine than is found in a pill but get the same effect.
result in the medicine working faster than a pill form.
How to use a metered-dose inhaler