Stop using the flotation technique and start weighing salbutamol pressurised metered-dose inhalers without dose counters.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_6ED8BA3D0DC5
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Stop using the flotation technique and start weighing salbutamol pressurised metered-dose inhalers without dose counters.
Périodique
Swiss Medical Weekly
Auteur(s)
Di Paolo E.R., Spaggiari S., Pannatier A., Sadeghipour F., Rochat I., Hafen G.M.
ISSN
1424-3997 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0036-7672
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
145
Pages
w14162
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Letter
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
Salbutamol pressurised metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) are not equipped with dose counters outside the USA. The aim of this study was to describe a simple reproducible method for determining the number of doses remaining in a pMDI based on scale weight. With a laboratory scale, the mean weight of the canisters was 28.61 ± 0.10 g after priming and 14.84 ± 0.23 g after 200 puffs. Similar results were obtained with two common digital scales. We recommend weighing salbutamol canisters on a common digital scale, and replacing an old pMDI with a new one when the weight falls to ≤15 g.
Mots-clé
Albuterol/administration & dosage, Bronchodilator Agents/administration & dosage, Nebulizers and Vaporizers, Weights and Measures
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
11/09/2015 8:22
Dernière modification de la notice
09/07/2020 14:51
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