Melissa Benoit

In what order should I take my inhaled medication?

Although there is some recent research to suggest there is no change in effectiveness with timing inhaled mucolytics before or after chest physiotherapy , if you take multiple inhaled medications, we recommend that they can be taken in this order:

1. Bronchodilator (e.g. Ventolin®)

2. Mucolytic (e.g. Pulmozyme® or hypertonic saline),

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3. Chest physiotherapy

4. Other inhaled medications (e.g. Pulmicort®, Oxeze®), and finally

5. Inhaled antibiotics (e.g. inhaled tobramycin/TOBI/colistin)