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Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) or Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) for Albuterol?

I've been trying the ProAir Respiclick for my albuterol which is a dry powder inhaler (DPI) and does not require a spacer. I like better than the metered dose inhalers (MDI) since I usually don't carry a spacer/chamber around with me. You can activate the dose, then take a long slow inhale. I'm finding it works as well, if not better.

Anyone else try the Respiclick?

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  • K8sMom2002

    DD was prescribed the Respiclick by her pediatrician during an asthma flare, but then her allergist wanted her back on the Ventolin. She couldn't tell any difference.

    Just a reminder that the Respiclick is not for everyone … it contains a warning for people with .

  • Kathy P

    Good point about the lactose in the powdered inhaler. I've known some with severe milk allergy who have to avoid them. Both my preventative and rescue inhalers are Dpi at this point.So one other thing I like about the DPI albuterol is that I can use it "faster". No shaking and no repriming. I have inhalers scattered about and I'm never how long it's been since I've used any given one. So I always shake it a long time and waste a couple puffs repriming it.