metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) instead of a nebulizer to treat ACUTE asthma or COPD

    More hospitals are using metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) instead of a nebulizer to treat ACUTE asthma or COPD.

    Many patients feel more comfortable with a nebulizer.

    But MDIs work as well...as long as patients use them properly and get adequate doses. Start adults on 4 to 8 puffs of albuterol every 15 to 20 minutes for an acute attack.

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