What is Nebulizer device?

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Nebulizers are used to treat asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other conditions where inhaled medicines are indicated. Nebulizers deliver a stream of medicated air to the lungs over a period of time.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breathing difficulty 28 9
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 15 4
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 0
Bronchitis 5 3
Cough 3 2

Show all 28 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nebulizer device

Side effect Patients
Shakiness 2
Excessive appetite 1
Fluid retention (edema) 1
Insomnia 1
Jittery feeling 1
Tremor in hands 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Nebulizer device

Dosage Patients
1 hr daily 2
1other as needed 2
2 mg m,w,f 1
1 other daily 1
2 other twice daily 1
1.5 mg four times daily 1
3 mg twice daily 1
6 mL daily 1
4 other twice daily 1
5 mg four times daily 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Nebulizer device

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 8
Doctor's advice 3
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 14 patients who've stopped using Nebulizer device

Duration

Currently using Nebulizer device

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 5

Stopped using Nebulizer device

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 13
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 7
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Nebulizer device after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 1
Budesonide-Formoterol (Symbicort) 1

Patients stopped using Nebulizer device and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Albuterol (Albuterol Inhaler) 2
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4 patient evaluations for Nebulizer device

Feb 20, 2011 (Started Dec 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 hr Daily

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Mar 27, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loosen lung secretion)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 35 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm using the inhaler ordinarily 2 times per day and when required if the Tracheal secretion is too tough. I'm inhaling with 2 ml NaCl 0.9% solution and an addition (e.g., 3 drops Tacholiquin® 1% solution). . Pic adress: http://www.gerd-nf.de.vu/bilder_icons/fuer_PLM/MicroDrop_family.jpg
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 20, 2009 (Started Jun 06, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I changed medication and did not need this machine anymore! The new medication I was given to use in the Nebulizer was not effective enough and I went back on Singulair for my Asthma and it keeps me from wheezing I like this better! This nebulizer was mine, I bought it years ago!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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