Using your inhaler with the AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® chamber decreases the amount of aerosol from the inhaler that lands in your mouth, which can cause drug side effects. Use together to help get more medication deeper into your lungs where it needs to be to work the best.
Each chamber has special features to work best for the user.
- Small and medium mask chambers include a sensitive valve for kids and babies who don’t take in big breaths.
- Three chambers (mouthpiece, intermediate and large masks) have a FLOWSIGNAL® Whistle. If the breath in is too fast, the whistle will sound to let you know to slow down.
- Each of our masks are specifically designed to fit the shape of the face with no leaks around the edges.
The AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® Chamber is the only chamber with a dedicated inhalation indicator.
The FLOW-VU® Inhalation Indicator moves when the user takes in a breath. This helps you to know when to press the top of the inhaler to release the medication, and shows there is a good seal around the mask (or mouthpiece). You can also use it to count the number of breaths, to make sure the user gets all of the medication from the chamber.
Using your inhaler with the AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® chamber decreases the amount of aerosol from the inhaler that lands in your mouth, which can cause drug side effects. Use together helps get more medication deeper into your lungs where it needs to be to work the best.
CHILD & ADULT
Remove front and back pieces.
Soak 15 minutes in soapy water, agitate gently and rinse or place in dishwasher on top rack.
Dishwasher instructions can be found with the complete instructions packaged with your AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® aVHC.
Shake out water and dry vertically.
- AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® aVHC (12 month, reusable)
- Designed for 12 months of use at home, clinic, or hospital environment
- AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® aVHC masks and chambers can be disassembled and are dishwasher safe. Carefully follow care and use instructions provided with the chamber.
These are shortened user instructions. Always review the complete instructions that came with your chamber. If you have misplaced them, download a copy here.
- Instructions for AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® Anti-Static Chambers (English/Spanish)
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should the chamber be cleaned?
The AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® Chamber should be cleaned once a week. The chamber is easy to take apart to clean in either the dishwasher or using soap and water.
How often should the chamber be replaced?
The AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® Chamber should be replaced every 12 months. However, you should replace it if any of the following occur (1) The valves are missing or damaged. When this happens, the chamber cannot work properly and must be replaced. (2) The backpiece becomes cracked or torn. This may affect the amount of drug that is breathed in. (3) The mask does not comfortably fit the face. It may be time to use another model with a larger mask or use the AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® aVHC with mouthpiece.
What is the FLOW-VU® Inhalation Indicator?
The FLOW-VU® Inhalation Indicator is a valuable feedback tool on the AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® Chamber that moves as the user breathes to confirm correct use and medication delivery. The FLOW-VU® Indicator is especially useful for parents who are giving the inhaler medicine to their children. The indicator lets you count the number of breaths your child takes through the chamber and helps you to know the medication was given correctly.
Can the chambers be used with inhalers like Qvar† with the round end?
Yes. The AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® Chambers can be used with ALL commonly prescribed metered dose inhalers. They are the most recommended chamber by leading metered dose inhaler pharmaceutical companies.
Can the chambers be used with Soft Mist Inhalers like Spririva†?
Yes. The AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® Chambers are FDA Cleared for use with both metered dose inhalers and soft mist inhalers. Download the product insert on the How To Use tab for step-by-step instructions.
What does anti-static mean and why is it important?
Many things can have a type of static electricity that makes other things stick to it, for example rubbing a balloon over hair can create static. Anti-static materials decrease the static charge or “clinginess” to a surface. This is very important to have so that the medication does not stick to the walls of the device but can go into your lungs where it needs to be.
Is the AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® chamber Anti-Static?
Yes, our chambers are manufactured using an anti-static polymer. Static will not build up (even if stored in a plastic bag) and they can be used straight from the package.
Does the AEROCHAMBER PLUS® FLOW-VU® chamber contain BPA?
None of our chambers are made or manufactured using BPA, natural rubber latex, phthalates, lead, or PVC. Our chambers are manufactured in the US using parts from the US and Canada.