Melissa Benoit

How long should my treatment take?

Nebulizer treatment times will vary considerably depending on many factors including:

- Type of nebulizer being used

- Type of compressor being used

- Persons breathing characteristics

- Type of drug being nebulized

- Amount of drug being nebulized

- Temperature and relative humidity

In general, most PARI Jet nebulizers (LC Sprint, LC Plus & LC Star) will deliver 2.5mL of saline solution in 5 to 8 minutes. 

Note:  Treatment times for most CF medications will be longer as there is typically a larger volume of drug being nebulized and the drugs are generally thicker.