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Up until now I've been using a generic salbutamol CFC-free inhaler that looks like a ""normal"" inhaler.
The last two inhalers I was given (I'm prescribed them in pairs, presumably so each prescription lasts a couple of months) were made by Sandoz, and they look a little different. The canister part is the same, and they're also CFC-free (propellant is norflurane, or HFA-134a), but the inhaler section has a more rounded mouthpiece, and is blue and transparent.
I don't really care about what it looks like, it's more that it tastes vile, and feels harder to puff through - like as soon as there's resistance, it feels blocked. If I puff it into the air, it's clearly working fine, it just doesn't really feel like it works when I use it!
My asthma's mild, and currently well controlled. I use beclometasone 2 x a day, and since getting over a cold a couple of weeks ago I'm back to having excellent peak flow values, so I'm not overly worried at the mo, just find this inhaler design a bit odd.
Has anyone else used the Sandoz salbutamol inhaler and found the taste significantly different to that of other salbutamol CFC-free inhalers? Is the sensation of resistance to inhaling normal?