Frequently Asked Questions
AEROECLIPSE* Breath Actuated Nebulizer (BAN)
What is a nebulizer?
A nebulizer is a medical device designed to work with a compressed air source to convert liquid medication into a fine mist so it can be inhaled directly into the lungs. You may need nebulizer treatments if you have asthma or lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis or COPD. If you have questions about the prescribed medication inside the nebulizer, please talk to your healthcare provider.
What makes the AEROECLIPSE* BAN so different?
With breath actuated delivery, aerosol is only produced when you breathe in. This means medication is not wasted between breaths or if you need to take a break (for example if you need to cough or have a conversation). This puts you in control of your aerosol treatment and creates a safer home environment. Other nebulizers continuously produce aerosol regardless of whether you are inhaling, exhaling or resting, resulting in medication being lost to the air instead of delivered to your lungs.
How does Breath Actuation differ from 'Continuous' Nebulization?
The AEROECLIPSE* BAN is an innovative device that produces aerosol only when you breathe in. Most other nebulizers continuously produce aerosol regardless of whether you are inhaling, exhaling or resting. As a result, a large portion of the prescribed medication in a continuous nebulizer is released to the environment and is not inhaled. In many cases this can be an environmental hazard and can compromise the health of others in the immediate surroundings.
How can the AEROECLIPSE* BAN Change Your Treatments?
The AEROECLIPSE* BAN allows your healthcare provider many treatment options that may include fewer or shorter treatment times, less medication put in your nebulizer, or running the AEROECLIPSE* BAN continuously. The result is better care that allows you to take your treatment as prescribed.