Good afternoon everyone
please can anyone advise me as i am having a dispute with my Gp regargding my spacer device. the issue i have is this unit is almost 10 months old. I have asked my surgery for a replacement as i was to told by the Ashtma nurse at hospitol that you have to change the spacer every 6 months. but my Gp won't have this he say you change the spacer every 3 years as it is durable plastic, but i mentioned that the manufactures says that in must be changed every year but they say the manufacturers would say that as they make big profits.
i also said that it would build up static altough i wash it every other week but they won't listen
before i used the spacer i was ill all the time i was using sybicort 400/12 twice a day also Atrovent twice daily and ventolin 10 times daily also singulair 10mg every night.
now i am on Seretide 250 twice a day and Atrovent and singulair but since i changed to using a spacer with the new meds i feel better and i use my ventolin 4-5 times a day.
please can you advice me on how long a spacer will last