What are the contraindications for aerosol drug delivery in the treatment of respiratory disorders?

Updated: Apr 12, 2020
  • Author: Praveen Buddiga, MD, FAAAAI; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Contraindications to the use of these devices are as follows:

  • Sensitivity or cardiotoxicity to propellants is a contraindication for MDI use.

  • DPIs are not indicated in patients who cannot generate an adequate inspiratory flow rate. [9]

  • No contraindications exist to the use of spacers and nebulizers. [6, 10, 11]


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