Think twice about nebulizers for asthma attacks
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MDIs with spacers are as effective as nebulizers for delivering beta-agonists and less likely to cause adverse effects. Practice changer: Stop ordering nebulizers to deliver beta-agonists to patients over age 2 with mild or moderate asthma exacerbations. A metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer produces the same benefits with fewer adverse effects.
Journal of Family Practice, 63(6) 2014: 321-322.