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Jet Nebuliser

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Administration PIL Children

Jet Nebuliser - What is it for

Jet Nebuliser - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Jet Nebuliser cause?

Before taking Jet Nebuliser , what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Jet Nebuliser ?

Jet Nebuliser - Dosage and How to Use

How should Jet Nebuliser be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Jet Nebuliser - Handling

How should I handle Jet Nebuliser safely?

Jet Nebuliser - Storage

How should I store Jet Nebuliser ?

How should I dispose of Jet Nebuliser safely?

Jet Nebuliser - Additional Information

​​​​A nebuliser is a machine that converts liquid medication into a fine mist to be inhaled into the lungs. There are different types of nebulisers available.

Comparison of 3 common types of nebulisers

TypesJet NebuliserMesh NebuliserUltrasonic Nebuliser
  • Cheap (purchase and maintenance)
  • Easy to use

  • Portable and easy to use
  • Shorter inhalation duration
  • Most have self-contained power source (battery operated)
  • Relatively more efficient than jet and ultrasonic nebulizer due to more optimal particle size and higher drug concentration
  • Easy to use
  • More efficient drug delivery compared to jet nebuliser


  • Need additional tubings
  • Relatively more bulky due to the compressor and tubings
  • Generally needs a power point
  • Relatively less efficient in drug delivery

  • Relatively more expensive (especially maintenance)
  • More difficult cleaning for those which mesh can be separated
  • Not suitable for viscous liquid or those that can crystallize on drying
  • Some drugs (budesonide) are not suitable for ultrasonic
  • Degradation of heat-sensitive drugs as heat is generated during the process
  • Large residual volume
  • Generally needs a power point
  • Relatively more bulky

Disclaimer: The advantages and disadvantages are based on the basic concepts of drug delivery via the different types of nebulizer and are accurate up to the date of publication

The leaflet below illustrates the general use and cleaning of jet nebulisers.

  • Updated on 7/6/2023 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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