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Ultrasonic and Compressor Nebulisers

Nebuliser is a device that converts drug solution into a mist or aerosol of very tiny fine particles that are ready for direct inhalation into the lungs.Nebulisers are commonly used in the treatment of lung diseases and severe respiratory conditions, such as asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), emphysema, cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Nebulisers are powerful devices that deliver nebulised medication right into the airways of the lungs. Importantly, nebulisers can deposit the fine particles of medication in specific target areas of the airways in the lungs.

When purchasing a nebuliser, it is crucial to consider the size of the particles a nebuliser produces as well as the state of the patient’s lungs and the breathing pattern. The size of the nebulised particles can be very important for the nebulised drugs to penetrate the lungs sufficiently deeply.

Inhaling nebulised medication offers many therapeutic advantages. These include a rapid onset of action of the inhaled drugs and a targeted delivery to the correct parts of the airways. Also very importantly, because nebulised drugs are given in much smaller doses when compared with oral administration, there can be fewer side effects, whilst therapeutic efficacy remains equal or greater. Reduction in side effects without loss of efficacy is important, as many patients undergo aerosol therapy several times per day.

There are two types of commonly used nebulisers:

  1. Compressor Nebulisers 
  2. Ultrasonic Nebulisers = Aerosonic Nebulisers

VAT exemption is available on nebulisers purchased by chronically ill persons. 

Compressor Nebulisers overview

Compre​ssor Nebulisers as also referred to as Piston Nebulisers. Compressor Nebulisers comprise of three key parts that perform different functions during nebulisation process: 

  • 'Mouthpiece' also sometimes referred to as 'Face Mask' that delivers the medication mist to your mouth and airways
  • 'Nebuliser Chamber' - where the liquid solution is converted to a fine mist 
  • 'Compressor' that provides the gas required for the conversion of liquid medicine solution into a fine mist you can breathe in

Compressor Nebulisers are also referred to as 'piston nebulisers'.  

Compressor nebulisers (Piston nebulisers) pump air through a liquid medication and vaporise it for easy inhalation.

Compressor nebulisers are well established type of traditional respiratory aids for home and travel use. Compressor nebulisers are suitable for effective nebulisation in adults and children. 

Ultrasonic Nebulisers overview

Ultrasonic Nebulisers are advanced modern nebulisers that nebulise medicines into extra small particles for deliveries deeply into the respiratory system. Deep penetration of respiratory system with medical particles enhances therapeutic effects of medicines, whilst reducing side effects due to lower medicine consumption.

Ultrasonic nebulisers (i.e. aerosonic nebulisers) are characterised by fast nebulisation of medicine particles into extra small size for enhanced absorption in the very depth of the respiratory system, helping to increase the effects of medication, whilst decreasing medication consumption and reducing associated side effects. Ultrasonic nebulisers deliver extra fine and ultra small medicine particles for effective absorption deep in the respiratory system, thus helping to reduce medicine consumption and related side effects. Ultrasonic nebulisers are fast with short inhalation times and a discreetly silent operation.

Ultrasonic nebulisers are fast and discreet with reduced noise levels. They can be used at home and during travel as many modern ultrasonic nebulisers are not only mains powered, but also battery powered for convenience. Car adaptors are also used for nebulisation on the move or for recharging batteries.

Ultrasonic nebulisers are perfect for adults and children suffering with respiratory conditions requiring effective nebulisation. 

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