The MiniElite compressor nebulizer system is compact, lightweight, and designed for patient convenience. It can be powered by three versatile power sources---110V AC, 12V DC (car) and an optional rechargeable lithium ion battery. The freedom to choose when and where patients take their aerosol treatments makes the MiniElite an ideal daily traveling companion.
MiniElite compressor nebulizer system offers convenience to patients. The compressor weighs less than a pound and less than 1.4 pounds with the optional rechargeable lithium ion battery attached. The MiniElite™ compressor comes with Mini Plus™ high efficiency, breath enhanced, reusable nebulizer and features:
12V DC (car) power cord
large on/off button
3 year warranty on compressor
The MiniElite is the newest of Respironics' compressor nebulizer systems.
Know Your Aerosol Medications
If you have Asthma, COPD (Chronic-Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease), emphysema or other respiratory ailments, your
doctor has probably prescribed one or more of these
common types of respiratory medicine. These medications
can help relieve symptoms, making it easier for you
to breathe and cope with your condition.
Understanding Different Types
of Medications Bronchodilators-Fast Acting Beta Agonists-(albuterol, levalbuterol,
Bronchodilators are intended relieve reversible brochospasm
by relaxing the smooth muscles of the bronchioles and
open up airways in conditions associated with asthma,
bronchitis, emphysema or bronchoiectasis. Anti-Cholinergics-(ipratropium bromide)
Produce bronchodilation by inhibiting cholinergic receptors
on bronchial smooth muscles. Ipratropium Bromide is
indicated for maintenance treatment of bronchospasm
as associated with COPD(chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease), including bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema.
When used regularly, cromolyn lessens the frequency
and severity of asthma attacks by reducing inflammation
in the lungs. Also used just before exposure to conditions
and substances that cause bronchospasm (wheezing or
difficultly in breathing). It will not help with asthma
attacks that have already started. Corticosteroids-(budesonide, triamcinalone,
Corticosteroids decrease inflammation of airways and
reduce mucus production. They are used to help prevent
the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day,
they decrease the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.
However, they will not relieve an asthma attack that
has already started. Corticosteroids are sometimes prescribed
along with bronchodilators. Used as preventive to asthmatic
reactions before contact or exposure with an asthma
Antibiotics help fight respiratory infections. They
are often given at the first sign of nasal congestion,
fever, increased coughing or a change in mucus. They
work by killing bacteria and preventing their growth.
Help loosen mucus and makes it easier to cough up. They
are used to ease breathing in conditions such as bronchitis,
emphysema, tuberculosis and other lung diseases.
When taking your medications. Be sure you are taking
the right one and use the correct dose. Always follow
directions from your physician carefully. Take medicines
exactly as prescribed and at the intervals directed.
Changing the size of doses or skipping doses can be