Nebulizer Therapy: A Platform for Pulmonary Drug Delivery

Numerous technological advancements and developments have been carried out worldwide in the avenue of inhalation therapy. This therapy has become an indispensable part of the standard management plan for various pulmonary diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease etc. The commonly employed inhalers fall in three categories such as nebulizers, metered-dose inhaler and dry powder inhaler. Nebulization is a common method for generating medical aerosol and is utilized globally by adults and children; particularly both for emergency treatment of acute illness and for long term home treatment of pulmonary diseases. The present overview is an attempt to discuss various salient features of nebulizers along with its potential advantages and disadvantages. This manuscript also laid emphasis on various technical aspects of nebulised drug delivery systems

Author(s): Rakesh Pahwa, Pankaj, Manisha Singh, Mona Piplani and Avneet Kaur Lamba

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