How to Improve Adherence Technique for Inhaler Use and Selection of Inhalers

  • Takahiko HoriguchiEmail author
  • Rieko Kondo
Part of the Respiratory Disease Series: Diagnostic Tools and Disease Managements book series (RDSDTDM)


Unlike oral medication, inhalants have the drawback that there is no therapeutic effect if the drug does not reach the bronchi. It is essential that doctors select appropriate inhalants suited to the patient and that instruction on correct inhalation technique is provided. This article provides an overview of the characteristics and selection method of the 12 different devices currently available in Japan, as well as the specific methods and technique for proper inhalation instruction.


Inhalation instruction Inhaled steroids Inhalant selection method Inhalation instruction DVD Tongue position during inhalation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Respiratory Medicine IIFujita Health University School of MedicineNagoyaJapan

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