Many patients have trouble using dry powder inhalers

Many patients have trouble using dry powder inhalers... Foradil, Pulmicort Turbuhaler, Spiriva, and Advair, Flovent or Serevent Diskus/Diskhaler.

Up to 30% of patients don't use these correctly. Some even SWALLOW Foradil or Spiriva caps instead of putting them in the inhaler.

Dry powder inhalers don't require timing of the inhalation like metered-dose inhalers. But patients do need to inhale forcefully...and the device can be more complicated to use.

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