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Anyone use an inhaler, or have a child who does? MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46773 posts
3rd May '13

LO has been on a Pulmicort neb since he was 6 months old. Now since he is a year old he has been switched to an inhaler of Flomax. However, I am worried the inhaler is counting down wrong or that I am giving doses wrong. He takes two puffs twice a day. The counter started at 121. He has had 4 puffs since the counter started and its already down to 113.



Any idea why? Normal?

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
3rd May '13

call the pharmacy yo got it at, they may need to look at it or get the LO a replacement.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
3rd May '13

It's one puff into chamber breath 6-8 times then another puff and 6-8 more breaths

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46773 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" It's one puff into chamber breath 6-8 times then another puff and 6-8 more breaths"


No actually its one puff with 5-6 breaths, but regardless... That wasnt related to the question...

Amanda + 1 *TTC 2014* TTC since Dec 2012; 1 child; Jacksonville, North Carolina 2101 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" LO has been on a Pulmicort neb since he was 6 months old. Now since he is a year old he has been switched ... [snip!] ... The counter started at 121. He has had 4 puffs since the counter started and its already down to 113. Any idea why? Normal?"

I know I shake it and release a puff before using mine do you do that

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
3rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" No actually its one puff with 5-6 breaths, but regardless... That wasnt related to the question..."</blockquote>




Sorry that I read your question wrong. And the amount of breaths will vary by drs. I have had 3 drs ( 2 were pulmonologists) that 6-8 is for children less for adults. But either way if you are doing that right you should take it back to the pharmacy- the counters are generally correct or vary slightly but not that much.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46773 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Amanda + Nathan:" I know I shake it and release a puff before using mine do you do that"


No because there is only a one month supply of puffs and he takes 4 a day so we would be wasting a lot by doing an extra one each time.



I called the pharmacy as the first person suggested and they said it may be counting incorrectly and if it continues tomorrow they will give him a new one.



ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
3rd May '13

It's just the counter, you haven't actually used that much. My inhaler currently says 0 but there's still plenty in it. I just try to keep track of how many puffs are left myself. (Mine is just as needed though so I don't have to have it refilled as often.)