Match Inhaler Devices to Your Patient's Abilities
You can clear up confusion with inhaler devices...especially now that Qvar RediHaler (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) will replace Qvar.
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.
Expect the new RediHaler to cost $170 to $225 per inhaler...similar to the old Qvar. Provide a new Rx when switching between any devices.