Turbohaler®

Patient feedback of dosen taken (visual/acoustic)

Lactose carrier (taste feedback)

Dose counter

Dose counter measuring inhalations actually taken

Accurate & consistent dose delivery

FPF air flow rate independence

> 6yrs Achievable IFR (asthmatic child, severe asthma COPD)

++++ Device resistance

Minimum FR controlled to achieve adequate lung deposition?

Overdose-secure

Dose metering: blister pack (maximum)

(200) Reservoir (maximum)

Advance warning of last dose

Protection from ambient humidity

Device lock.out

Reloadable

200 Max. number of doses

TERBUTALINE
FORMOTEROL
BUDESONIDE

Video tutorial

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How to use Turbohaler

The number of studies investigating characteristics of the Turbuhaler® exceeds research on any other dry powder inhaler. It is one of the DPIs with a relatively high intrinsic resistance. Therefore formation of the fine particle fraction highly depends on the flow achieved within the system. Since highly correlates with particle size interindividual variability of efficacy must be anticipated.

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With a reasonably high inspiratory flow of 60 l/min a large fraction of very small particles is generated (in average 2.5 µm). However in comparison to a low resistance DPI the same inspiratory force yields a flow of 60 l/min through the Aerolizer® and of 28 l/min through the Turbuhaler®. Under these conditions the Aerolizer® emits 82% of the metered dose with an average particle size of 4.26 µm while the Turbuhaler® releases 58% of the metered dose with an average particle size of 5.5 µm.

The Turbuhaler® is approved for the drugs budesonide (Pulmicort®, Spirocort®), formoterol (Oxis®), terbutaline (Aerodurâ®, Bricanyl®) and a combination of budesonide plus formoterol (Symbicort®).

This section contains a list of things you should do (DOs) and things you shouldn’t do (DON’Ts) when using the Turbohaler. This list only covers items known from practice to be the most important and most likely to be forgotten or performed incorrectly by patients; this information is in addition to the prescribing and other information provided with the Turbohaler.

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