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. and Theravance Biopharma US.

  • ABCs of Using a Nebulizer

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  • ABCs of Using a Nebulizer (Spanish)

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Page last updated: June 24, 2020

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