PARI eRapid Nebulizer System with eFlow Technology
I have owned this device for over a year. I wouldn't use anything else but this one. I use it twice a day with alburterol and sodium chloride. It is fast and easy and works well for my bronchiectasis. Other nebulizers (and I tried many of them) clog up when using the sodium chloride. I was tired of replacing them which added to costs. This is the only nebulizer that was able to handle the salt. The hand held replacement needs to be changed every six months, but I purchase it when there is a sale. I hesitated to buy it because of the price, but I am so happy I bought it.
Fast, silent, and FAST! Did I mention its fast? The love of my life has Cystic Fibrosis, and has always hated the amount of time regular treatments take. This system runs her meds in about a third of the time it took using the Sprint LC with a new compressor. She also said it seems to aerosolized better, making the medications more effective. My only regret in purchasing this is that I didn't buy it for her sooner. Insurance wouldn't cover it (said the time difference is just a matter of "convenience", even for a young adult working 12 hour shifts and doing 2+hours of treatments daily) but the sale price on nebology paired with the 15% off allowed me to purchase the control unit with a total of 6 handsets (enough for 1 year) for just under $1300. If this makes her day a little easier, and makes her Cystic Fibrosis less of a burden, it is worth every cent. Great work Pari, and another big thank you to nebology for helping to make this more affordable.
This may be expensive, but not only is it the fasted nebulizer ever, the mist is extremely fine. This is a special "mesh" nebulizer and can be used for nebulizing antibiotics, immune globulin, et al. (only with doctors approval, of course). I'm grateful that Nebology carries this item!
Pro 1. Cuts treatment time (in my case) by at least 50% 2. Runs on four AA batteries as well as via electric connection 3. Completely silent unlike the loud hum of traditional nebulizers 4. Portable at six ounces 5. Less space needed when air-drying the unit Con 1. Price 2. Plastic 3. In addition to required washing in warm, soapy water like traditional nebulizers, erapid requires once daily disinfecting with boiled distilled water 4. Disassembly and assembly for daily cleaning require more time than does the traditional nebulizers