Be Prepared to Educate on New Inhaler Devices

The new Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) will replace Qvar...and raise questions about how inhaler devices compare.

Qvar RediHaler is a breath-actuated metered-dose inhaler (MDI), similar to the old Maxair Autohaler (pirbuterol). Patients inhale deeply to pull the aerosol into the lungs...there's no hand-breath coordination.

RediHaler joins a growing list of inhaler devices...Diskus, Ellipta, RespiClick, etc. Rumblings about generics have some skeptics thinking that new devices are rolling out to protect brand-name patents.

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