Nebulizers and compressors
You need a nebulizer and a compressor to take Pulmozyme. However, not all nebulizers and compressors are the same. Your doctor or healthcare team can help you make the selection that best fits your needs. Here are some things you may want to talk about:
- Is it FDA approved? Did you know that the FDA approves the use of certain nebulizers and compressors for certain medicines? See a list of FDA-approved nebulizers and compressors below.
- What is your lifestyle like? This is an investment in your health, so you will want it to fit into your life. Consider what conveniences you need. For example, nebulizers/compressors may have different delivery times and cleaning instructions.
- Will a child use it? Certain nebulizers are designed especially for younger children and have features such as a mask instead of a mouthpiece.
- How much will it cost? Costs, out-of-pocket expenses, and insurance coverage can vary. If you need help to better understand your insurance coverage, Pulmozyme Access Solutions® may be able to help.
A new nebulizer, the PARI eRapid™ Nebulizer System, has been approved by the FDA for use with Pulmozyme. Gaining access to the eRapid Nebulizer System may involve reimbursement challenges and the eRapid Nebulizer System may not be approved by many payers. Patients who have coverage may encounter significant out-of-pocket costs and patients who do not have coverage may expect to pay full retail price.
Now Available for Use with Pulmozyme
PARI eRapid™ Nebulizer System
Quick treatments with Pulmozyme
The PARI eRapid™ Nebulizer System, newly FDA-approved for use with Pulmozyme, delivers short treatment times1 in a system that is:
*The average nebulization time for the eRapid Nebulizer System is approximately 2-3 minutes compared to the LC® Plus Jet Nebulizer which is approximately 6-10 Minutes.2,3
Compare FDA-approved nebulizers/compressors.
The following chart lists all the nebulizer and compressor combinations that are approved for use with Pulmozyme.
|Hudson "T" Up-draft II® with||Pulmo-Aide®|
|Marquest Acorn II® with||Pulmo-Aide®|
|PARI LC® PLUS Reusable* with||PARI PRONEB®|
|PARI BABY™* with||PARI PRONEB®|
|Durable Sidestream®* with||MOBILAIRE™†|
|Durable Sidestream®* with||Porta-Neb®|
†Invacare Corporation. Used with permission.
Using your nebulizer and compressor
Always follow the instructions provided by your CF healthcare team for taking Pulmozyme, and be sure that you use the full dose.
Pulmozyme should not be diluted or mixed with other drugs in the nebulizer.
Consult your CF healthcare team for their recommendation of nebulizer and compressor and instructions for their use or if you have any other questions about Pulmozyme or these delivery systems. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for care and use of your nebulizer and compressor.
- Naehrig S, Lang S, Schiffl H, et al. Lung function in adult patients with cystic fibrosis after using the eFlow rapid for one year. Eur J Med Res. 2011;16(2):63-66.
- Scherer T, Geller D, Owyang L, et al. A technical feasibility study of Dornase alfa delivery with eFlow® Vibrating Membrane Nebulizers: Aerosol characteristics and physicochemical stability. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2011;100(1):98-109.
- Data on File. Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.