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A spacer (or holding chamber) can be useful for all people with asthma. A spacer makes it easier to correctly inhale the asthma medicine from the metered dose inhaler (MDI). A spacer is very useful in younger children and older adults.
Dry powder inhalers require a different inhaling technique than regular metered dose inhalers (MDI). To use a dry powder inhaler, it is important to close your mouth tightly around the mouthpiece of the inhaler and to inhale rapidly. Here are the steps: