Why Flexichamber

Flexichamber Helps Children Receive Their Full Dose of Medicine

When a child is diagnosed with asthma, doctors often prescribe a metered dose inhaler (MDI) – commonly referred to as an inhaler. Using an inhaler requires refined coordination and inhalation techniques that can be tricky, especially for small children. Errors in technique prevent the child from receiving the full dose of medication. As a result, asthma symptoms are not properly controlled and may worsen over time.

To ensure the child receives the optimal dose, many doctors prescribe a spacer – such as Flexichamber – to be used with an inhaler. Flexichamber was designed to overcome problems that patients commonly experience when using just an inhaler to administer their asthma medication.

When used properly and as prescribed by a doctor, Flexichamber:

  • Helps deliver asthma medication from the inhaler to tissue deep within the lungs
  • Reduces the amount of medication that settles onto the child’s mouth and throat
  • Allows caregivers to visually monitor breathing techniques and provide additional instructions if needed

Compact and Convenient

Flexichamber is made for asthma patients with active lifestyles. Unlike traditional, hard-walled holding chambers, Flexichamber collapses down to a compact size that easily fits inside a backpack or purse. Its lightweight and portable design provides maximum convenience.

Compatible Face Masks

The use of a face mask with a holding chamber may be considered a necessity for small children and patients who are unable to perform recommended breathing techniques. The mask fits over the nose and mouth to allow children to inhale the medication more naturally and comfortably. Three different sizes are available to accommodate children of all ages.

More Than 90% of Children Use Their Metered-Dose Inhaler Incorrectly.1

Dr. Emmanuel U. Sarmiento, MD, a pediatric asthma, and allergy specialist from the Allergic Disease and Asthma Center in Greenville, SC, explains how Flexichamber enhances the quality of medication delivery and helps children manage their asthma symptoms.

Indications for Use and Important Safety Information

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Indications for Use

Flexichamber® is an anti-static valved collapsible holding chamber intended to be used by patients under the care or treatment of a physician or licensed healthcare professional. The device is intended to be used by these patients to administer aerosolized medication from most pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers (pMDIs). The intended environments for use include home, hospitals, and clinics. This product is intended for patients who can follow verbal instructions.

The Flexichamber® Face Mask is intended to be used with the Flexichamber® Anti-static Valved Collapsible Holding Chamber and by patients under the care or treatment of a physician or licensed healthcare professional.

Important Safety Information

  • Rx Only
  • Flexichamber® and Flexichamber® Face Mask are NOT dishwasher or microwave safe.
  • Before using the product, carefully examine the device for any damage (such as loose, broken, or missing parts; or holes, tears, or rips in the Reservoir Bag or Backpiece). Check for and remove any foreign objects in the chamber (Reservoir Bag) and mouthpiece to prevent possible choking hazards. If the product is damaged or is missing any parts then it should be replaced immediately. If necessary, use the MDI alone until a replacement Flexichamber® is obtained. If the patient’s symptoms worsen, please seek immediate medical care.
  • This product contains small parts (duckbill-shaped inhalation valve) which could pose a possible choking hazard if removed and ingested. Never remove the inhalation valve. Do not remove any other parts, except as described in the cleaning instructions.

Refer to the Instructions for Use for complete product information including proper use and cleaning of Flexichamber® and Flexichamber® Face Mask.

Control your child’s asthma symptoms with Flexichamber