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Aerobika* Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Therapy System

Have you experienced a COPD exacerbation (flare-up)? Acute flare-ups are the most common reason for medical visits, hospital admissions, and deaths in patients with COPD.After a COPD flare-up your lungs may be weakened putting you at risk of another. In fact, 1 in 5 patients hospitalized for a COPD flare-up require re-hospitalization within 30 days. 2

It's time to break the COPD flare-up cycle. The drug-free Aerobika* device can help.

Using the Aerobika* device in addition to usual COPD treatment after a flare-up has been shown to reduce hospital re-admittance by 28% in the first 30 days after flare-up.3 It is drug-free and easy-to-use with no side-effects or drug interactions.

 

Want to learn more? Visit www.getyourbreathback.com or check out our Aerobika*  Device Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

In a patient satisfaction survey, 97% of respondents said they would continue to use the Aerobika* device.†4

 

 

How the Aerobika* OPEP Device Works

Airway with a mucus plug

Resistance holds the airway open

Pulses help thin and loosen mucus while the airways are held open

Did You Know?
  • Lung Association Logo
    The Lung Association believes that the Aerobika* OPEP device is a drug-free way to open airways, clear mucus and reduce breathlessness.
  • number three
    COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death, right behind heart disease and stroke6.
  • Man out of breath.
    Shortness of breath is not a normal part of aging.
  • Emergency department.
    Excess mucus in the lungs can lead to recurring lung infections and a greater chance of being hospitalized5.
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    Excess mucus plays a significant role in COPD progression.
How to Use
Instructions step 1

Step 1

CLOSE LIPS around mouthpiece then INHALE and HOLD 2-3 seconds.

Instructions step 2

Step 2

EXHALE - slowly, steady, firmly

Instructions step 3

Step 3

REPEAT and cough as directed.

User Guide

HELPFUL TIPS

Use Active Exhalation

Active exhalation can best be described as the type of effort required to start blowing up a balloon - but is not as forceful as blowing out candles. Keep your cheeks flat as you exhale.

Try a 'Huff Cough'

A 'huff cough' will help move mucus up and out of your lungs. Just like when you use your breath to create fog on a mirror, you would take a short, shallow breath and exhale forcefully with your mouth in an 'O' shape. Contact your healthcare professional if you need help with the proper technique.

MDEA 2014 Gold Winner

Further evidence supports that the Aerobika* OPEP device is an important treatment for those suffering from COPD. Learn More...

The Aerobika* OPEP device earned Gold at the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA)! Learn More...

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Testimonials
  • "I have had chronic cough for 5 years now. After just 2 uses, I slept through the night without coughing several times during the night. I normally had severe long cough spells at least once a week, coughing until I threw up, sometimes lasting half hour."

  • “There’s funny little ways that it’s made a difference. I was coughing so hard and there was so much pressure in my lungs that I had to sleep sitting up. It was hard to go out walking my dog for example because I was so breathless. So I really find the device helps to clear my lungs, I’ve been able to lie down at night, so that just in itself is a very good thing because it’s better rest.”

  • ”Brilliant”

  • “The Aerobika* OPEP device has proven to be more easy [sic] to use and monitor. We struggled to get my daughter to perform her chest therapy using the traditional [competitive] device. This has proven to be more effective.”

  • “It means better health, it means I feel better. It also helps to just clear my airways in everyday situations if I want to go out to a show which can be hard to do when you’re a cougher. I use this a lot before I go to clear my airways so I don’t have to run into that problem when I’m out.”

Where to Buy

Use our Pharmacy Finder to locate a store near you that sells the Aerobika* device (Canada only). Otherwise, please call or visit your local pharmacist to inquire about product availability (click here for a full list), or contact us for more information. 

Patient satisfaction survey given to 504 patients after ≥3 weeks of twice-daily use of the Aerobika* device.
1 O’Donnell DE, et al. Canadian Thoracic Society recommendations for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – 2007 update. Can Respir J. 2007;14(Suppl B):5B-32B.
2 Shah T, et al. COPD Readmissions: Addressing COPD in the Era of Value-Based Healthcare. Chest. 2016 May 7. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.05.002. [Epub ahead of print]
3 Burudpakdee C, et al. A Real World Study of Aerobika* OPEP in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients, Investigating Hospital Related Exacerbations. Manuscript.
4 Harkness H, et al. Survey of Patients Using an Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Device Indicates Improvement in Well-Being and Compliance to Therapy. Presented at: Canadian Respiratory Conference. April 23–25, 2015. Ottawa, Ontario.
5 S Svenningsen et al. Presented at ERS 2014.
6 World Health Organization, Fact sheet N°310 Updated May 2014