Get Effective Delivery from Your Asthma Inhaler Tip By Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics

AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu® Valved Holding Chambers

Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood and affects an estimated 26 million Americans, 7.1 million of whom are children under the age of 18 years. Asthma cannot be cured but it can be managed with medication. Metered-dose inhalers are commonly prescribed for asthma.  However, they can be difficult to use, requiring coordination between spraying and inhalation. Dr. Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet, Allergist, and Tonya Winders of Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics join us as we look at a way to help address delivery of medication using these inhalers. Use of a valved holding chamber is recommended to get the benefit from an asthma inhaler by helping to correctly deliver medication. This is especially beneficial to children and the elderly, who may have trouble using their inhaler properly.


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Get Effective Delivery from Your Asthma Inhaler

Did you know that Asthma affects approximately 26 million Americans, including 7.1 million children?

Did you know that asthma affects approximately 26 million Americans, including 7.1 million children?

Make sure to tune into The Balancing Act® on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 am (ET/PT) and Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 7:00 am (ET/PT) on the Lifetime® Channel to hear Allergist, Dr. Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet, Founder and Medical Director of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Maryland and Tonya Winders, MBA, CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), talk more about this important issue.

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, a time for parents of asthmatics to remember the importance of making sure their child is getting the asthma medication he or she needs. Here are some of the facts to know:

– Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood and affects an estimated 7.1 million children under the age of 18 years. It’s a common belief that children can outgrow asthma, but while it can be so well controlled that symptoms are not experienced for long periods — once you have asthma, you always have asthma.

– Asthma can be managed. Asthma medicines do not cure asthma but they can help improve the symptoms. There are generally two types of asthma medicines quick-relief medicine and long-term control medicine. Metered-dose inhalers, or MDIs, are one type of inhaler. Both types of medicine are available through MDIs.

– Metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) are commonly prescribed for asthma patients – with over 45 million prescriptions written each year. However, they can be difficult to use for some patients, especially children, because they require coordination between spraying and breathing. Also, these inhalers can spray medicine as fast as 60 miles per hour, causing the medicine to hit the back of the throat or roof of the mouth.

– If patients don’t use their MDI correctly, they may not be getting their full dose of medication. To get the benefit from their metered-dose inhaler, national asthma treatment guidelines recommend a valved holding chamber be used to help correctly deliver the medication.

– Valved holding chambers are for patients who may have difficulty with the coordination and control involved in using MDIs effectively – usually children, the elderly, or other individuals with limited motor skills or coordination. Valved holding chambers help address problems with spraying and breathing at the same time, and are designed to help with effective delivery of medicines administered through MDIs.

– AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu® anti-static valved holding chamber is a prescription – only device used with a metered-dose inhaler to help patients get the benefit from their inhaler by helping to correctly deliver the medication.

– AeroChamber Plus® is the only valved holding chamber with the Flow-Vu® indicator. The Flow-Vu indicator moves as the patient breathes to help provide visual indication that inhalation is happening through the chamber. The Flow-Vu Indicator is useful for parents and caregivers – it allows them to ensure the chamber is sealed well enough against the face or around the lips to adequately deliver the medicine from the MDI.

– AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu® is now dishwasher safe (up to 158°F) and comes apart for easy cleaning, enabling convenient and frequent washing.

– AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu® is BPA-free and is available with a ComfortSeal® Mask or a mouthpiece depending on the child’s needs as he or she grows. The facemask comes in different sizes and helps create a secure seal, which can be critical for parents and caregivers administering aerosol medications to children.

– AeroChamber Plus® earned a top 10 innovations in technology award from Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) in 2012.

– There are step-by-step instructions for use available at aerochambervhc.com.
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AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® INDICATIONS FOR USE: This product is intended to be used by patients who are under the care or treatment of a physician or licensed healthcare professional. The device is intended to be used by these patients to administer aerosolized medication from most pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers. The intended environments for use include the home, hospitals and clinics.

CAUTIONS:

– Product may be permanently damaged if boiled, sterilized or cleaned in a dishwasher at temperatures above 158°F (70°C).
– Do not leave the chamber unattended with children.
– Federal (USA) law restricts the sale of this device on or by the order of a physician.

AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu® is available by prescription only.

Please see instructions for use for additional information.
AEROCHAMBER®, AEROCHAMBER PLUS®, FLOW-VU® and AEROCHAMBER PLUS FLOW-VU® are registered trademarks of Trudell Medical International.

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AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu® Takes Center Stage on May 20th and 27th Show as Leading Experts Discuss How Patients Can Get Effective Delivery from Their Inhalers

(Pompano Beach, FL – PR.Com – May 13, 2014) Award-winning morning show, The Balancing Act®, airing on the Lifetime® Channel, welcomes AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu® to the show. Make sure to tune in on Tuesday, May 20th and Tuesday, May 27th at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with animated conversation and trusted information to empower a woman’s life.

Don’t miss this featured segment taking center stage on The Balancing Act:

Get Effective Delivery from Your Asthma Inhaler

Asthma is a serious health problem in the United States that affects approximately 26 million Americans, including 7.1 million children.

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, and as the parents of many asthmatic children probably already know, there is no cure. But, the good news is asthma CAN be controlled with a few daily lifestyle changes — and by making sure you are taking your asthma medication correctly.

This show includes important information for parents of asthmatics regarding a device that can help patients get the benefit from their metered-dose inhaler by helping to correctly deliver the medication. Join Tonya Winders, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) and Allergist, Dr. Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet, Founder and Medical Director of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Maryland, to learn why it’s important for patients to use their inhaler correctly with the help of a valved holding chamber, like AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu®, which is available by prescription only.

“Did you know that asthma inhalers can spray medication at 60 miles per hour? Valved holding chambers, such as AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu®, can help patients, especially children and the elderly, who may have difficulty with the coordination and control needed to use some asthma inhalers effectively. A visual indicator, which confirms correct inhalation, and the ability to clean the device in a dishwasher (up to 158°F), are features that are especially important for caregivers. In fact, AeroChamber Plus® Flow-Vu® was even awarded a top 10 innovations in technology award by Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA).” – Tonya Winders, Chief Executive Officer of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (ANNMA)

The segment is brought to you by Forest Laboratories. Dr. Eghrari-Sabet is a paid spokesperson for Forest Laboratories, Inc.

AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® INDICATIONS FOR USE: This product is intended to be used by patients who are under the care or treatment of a physician or licensed healthcare professional. The device is intended to be used by these patients to administer aerosolized medication from most pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers. The intended environments for use include the home, hospitals and clinics.

CAUTIONS:
• Product may be permanently damaged if boiled, sterilized or cleaned in a dishwasher at temperatures above 158°F (70°C).
• Do not leave the chamber unattended with children.
• Federal (USA) law restricts the sale of this device on or by the order of a physician.
For more information and instructions for use, please see http://www.aerochambervhc.com
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