Targeting drugs to the airways: The role of spacer devices.

  title={Targeting drugs to the airways: The role of spacer devices.},
  author={Federico Lavorini and Giovanni A. Fontana},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug delivery},
  volume={6 1},
AIM Spacer devices are inhalation aids of varying dimension and complexity, specifically designed to overcome problems with the use of pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDIs). The aim of this review is to examine the current understanding about these inhalation devices and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. METHODS The pertinent literature concerning the characteristics and effects of spacers on delivery and lung deposition of inhaled medications, as well as their clinical efficacy… CONTINUE READING
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