What is Zerostat Spacer used for?

Zerostat Spacer is a device that is used in combination with a metered dose inhaler (MDI) that delivers asthma medication directly into the lungs via an aerosol.

The MDI may contain a “rescue” or “reliever” medication or a combination both and is propelled out of the container by a propellant, which forms an aerosol spray containing the medication.

Zerostat Spacer, also known as a holding chamber, holds the medication for a few seconds after it has been released and slows down the delivery of the medication into the lungs.

This helps improve the coordination needed to breathe in the aerosol after actuating (pressing down on) the MDI, also known as a puffer.  Using Zerostat Spacer also reduces the amount of medication that is deposited in the mouth and throat, which can lead to irritation and infection like oral thrush.

Zerostat Spacer is a non-transparent spacer, without a valve, so that inhalation is through the mouth and exhalation through the nose.  It is also static-free, which means that more of the medication is inhaled and not left in the spacer.

Aerosol medications inhaled with the help of a Zerostat Spacer are used to treat and manage asthma and to help relieve symptoms like wheezing, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath; also to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic bronchitis.

How does Zerostat Spacer work?

Zerostat Spacer works by helping to coordinate the important sequence of actions required for optimal for drug delivery using a metered dose inhaler (MDI) containing asthma medication.  This includes:

pressing down on the actuator of the MDI when inhaling

breathing in deeply as soon as the medication is released

holding the medication in the lungs for a few seconds before releasing the breath

exhaling

Zerostat Spacer for inhalation of asthma medication

Zerostat Spacer is a device that is used in combination with a metered dose inhaler (MDI) that delivers asthma medication directly into the lungs via an aerosol.  The medication used is either a corticosteroid that blocks Inflammation, one of the underlying causes of asthma, reducing inflammation and swelling of the airways.

The other medication used is a beta 2-agonist and bronchodilator that acts directly on the small airways of the lungs (bronchioles) to reduce bronchospasm (contraction or the airways).

This allows the airways to open making it easier to breathe and removing symptoms of asthma, such as tightness of the chest, wheezing, cough and shortness of breath.  Zerostat Spacer, also known as a holding chamber, holds the medication for a few seconds after it has been released and slows down the delivery of the medication into the lungs.

This helps improve the coordination needed to breathe in the aerosol after actuating (pressing down on) the MDI, also known as a puffer. Using Zerostat Spacer also reduces the amount of medication that is deposited in the mouth and throat, which can lead to irritation and infection like oral thrush.

Zerostat Spacer is a non-transparent spacer, without a valve, so that inhalation is through the mouth and exhalation through the nose.  It is also static-free, which means that more of the medication is inhaled and not left in the spacer.

How should Zerostat Spacer be used?

You should use your Zerostat Spacer by following the instructions provided:

Remove the mouthpiece cover of the MDI and shake the inhaler.

Fit the mouthpiece of the MDI into the end of the Zerostat Spacer.

Breathe out as far as is comfortable and then place your mouth over the mouthpiece of the chamber.

Press down on the top of the inhaler to release a dose of medication into the chamber of the Zerostat Spacer.

Breathe in through your mouth until your lungs are full.

Hold your breath for a few seconds then exhale through your nose.

If a second dose is required, repeat steps 3-6, if not remove the inhaler and breathe normally.

Replace the MDI mouthpiece cover and the cover of the Zerostat Spacer.

Rinse your mouth after use.

How should Zerostat Spacer be stored?

You should store your Zerostat Spacer below 25°C in a cool dry place.

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