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mix sterile water and 3 puff of combivent MDI for nebulizer?

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by pear8 pear8 (New Member) New Member

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can i mix sterile water and 3 puff of combivent inhaler med into the nebulizer and administer it if the client refuse to buy his duoneb med and because he can't afford it/medicare dont pay for it. its the same drug content except one is MDI and the other is by nebulizer. how about inhaling sterile Nacl? for someone with chronic asthma. does just inhaling sterile water or nacl help them relieve SOB and asthma?

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Get the doctor to provide an order for what you want to do. Should be no problem for the doctor to order it that way unless they have a reason not to.

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You know, I thought again about this and decided you can't do it. The inhaler provides an aerosol form of the med. You would need the liquid form. Am pretty certain the two forms are not equivalent for mixing. If the doctor says you can do it, please come back and let us know.

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