Which Nebulizer Cup is Right for You?
This entry was posted on August 27, 2014.
The nebulizer cup is an essential part of an aerosol therapy system because it turns your liquid medication into a mist that targets the lungs. The PARI nebulizer cups we carry are activated by your breath. They deliver more medication when you inhale, and waste a smaller amount as you breathe out.
When browsing our products, customers commonly ask for guidance about which nebulizer cup would best suit their needs. We carry three main designs - the LC Plus, LC Sprint and LC Star. All of these nebulizer cups are reusable and dishwasher-safe. Keep reading to find out some of the differences between them and to help you decide which nebulizer cup is right for your treatment.
The PARI LC Plus
The PARI LC Plus Nebulizer works with all standard compressor-type nebulizers and is probably the most commonly purchased and prescribed medicine cup we carry. It’s considered the gold standard in the aerosol therapy industry because it’s been trusted in a large number of pharmaceutical clinical trials that were performed to test the efficacy of inhaled medications.
Because it dispenses medicine in a small particle size, the nebulizer cup ensures the maximum possible amount reaches the lungs. Additionally, only the LC Plus is approved to administer nebulized tobramycin for Cystic Fibrosis patients.
The PARI LC Star
This heavy-duty option is designed for users who need medication within the deepest parts of their lungs. It’s also appropriate for individuals who have smaller airways due to age, or the advanced progression of a disease.
Definitely the least commonly purchased medicine cup we carry, the PARI LC Star is still often prescribed or recommended for patients with CF or advanced COPD.
The PARI LC Sprint
Choose the PARI LC Sprint to enjoy the most efficient and speedy medication delivery available. It’s the newest addition to the PARI brand and is able to deliver a uniform particle size, allowing the medication to quickly get to the lungs without going to waste. Typically treatment times with the LC Sprint are 1-2 minutes less than with other nebulizer cups. This is a great medicine cup for children and adults with mild asthma.
Similarities Between All PARI Cups
No matter which one of the nebulizer cups you choose, it’ll come with a handy Timestrip indicator that reminds you to switch to a new cup every six months and a brand PARI tubing. Unlike many nebulizer cups, the options made by PARI are dishwasher-safe, offering you an easy way to clean them thoroughly.
The information above, combined with insight from your healthcare provider, should help you feel more informed about shopping for aerosol therapy accessories at Nebology.com.