How to Use a Nebulizer | American Lung Association

How to Use a Nebulizer

There are different types of medicines and delivery devices to treat COPD. Many people living with COPD may use a nebulizer to help get the medication deep into the lungs where it’s needed most. A nebulizer is a device that turns the liquid medicine into a mist which is then inhaled through a mouthpiece or a mask. Sometimes asthma medication is given through a nebulizer as well, so this information can benefit people living with asthma too. With COPD, or any chronic lung disease, taking your medicine correctly is a major part in successfully managing the disease.

Learning how to use your nebulizer and clean it properly is important so that your medications are most effective. These videos offer a step-by-step guide to cleaning and using medications correctly.

The nebulizer educational videos are supported by Mylan Specialty, L.P.


    Approved by Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed November 1, 2016.

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