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The reusable Respimat® Soft Mist™ inhaler is a handheld propellant-free device that produces a slow-moving, long-lasting mist of drug for inhalation. The original Respimat inhaler has been available since 2007, but in September 2019 it became available in the UK as a reusable device.
Dr Richard Russell (Consultant Chest Physician at Southern Health NHSFT) presents this short animation covering:
- the updated features of the reusable Respimat inhaler
- clinical data on usability and performance
- environmental impact of switching from disposable to reusable inhalers.
Date of preparation: March 2020