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
Asthma 24 4
Breathing difficulty 24 6
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) 14 3
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 5 0
Bronchitis 5 0
Cough 3 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nebulizer device

Side effect Patients
Shakiness 2
Jittery feeling 1
Tremor in hands 1
Tremor(s) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Nebulizer device

Dosage Patients
1 hr daily 2
1other as needed 2
0.5 hr daily 1
4 hr daily 1
2.5 mL twice daily 1
3 mg twice daily 1
6 mL daily 1
3 other three times daily 1
4 other four times daily 1
5 mg four times daily 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Nebulizer device

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 8
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 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
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 7

Stopped using Nebulizer device

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 10
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
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 3
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

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strapples
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strapples
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 25
Condition: Rett Syndrome 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Rett Syndrome

See strapples's full Nebulizer device history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Gerd-NF
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Gerd-NF
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Gerd-NF's full Nebulizer device history

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: 20 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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Muddling
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Muddling
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

See Muddling's full Nebulizer device history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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