March 1981

Techniques of Administration of Metered-Dose Aerosolized Drugs in Asthmatic Children

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Hospital and Research Center and University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(3):218-221. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130270010005

• The use of medications in metered-dose aerosol form in children with asthma has increased dramatically with the development of safer, inhaled β2-adrenergic agents and the inhaled corticosteroid, beclomethasone dipropionate. However, the most appropriate techniques of administration of these agents are presently unclear, and frequent inefficient use of these metered-dose inhalers results. We review the aerosol physiology literature to determine and recommend a most efficient inhalation technique for the use of these metered-dose aerosol devices.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:218-221)