Use a spacer with your inhaler to get the best from your asthma medicine.

What is a Spacer?

Spacers are empty tubes that are usually made from plastic. They slot onto the mouthpiece of your inhaler on one end, and you use a mouthpiece or mask on the spacer at the other end. They help you get the best from your asthma medicine if you use a metered dose inhaler (MDI).

If you’re using a dry powder inhaler (DPI) or a breath-actuated inhaler (BAI), you won’t need to use a spacer. Speak to your GP or asthma nurse if you’re not sure which type of inhaler you’re using.

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