Asthmate Inhaler Case
Asthmate Inhaler Case
Designed and manufactured in the UK
· Very compact
· Made of ABS thermoplastic, as used in high-quality domestic appliances.
· Two strong black steel hinges
· Textured non-slip finish
· Simple clip action lid
· Not fiddly to use like soft pouch designs or magnetic cases
· Stylish in appearance
· Importantly, the mouthpiece cover is no longer needed
Which inhalers will fit?
This case will fit the large majority of basic short and long bodied aerosol inhalers available worldwide for the dispensing of Salbutamol, Becotide, Albuterol etc.
These include the most commonly used inhalers such as Allen & Hanbury's and GlaxoSmithKline's Ventolin, Cipla's Asthalin, Seretide Evohaler and Salbair's Transhaler. Chiesi's Fostair and the Ivax inhalers should fit as long as they are the short versions without a dose counter. It is difficult to be specific about every type of inhaler as there are so many variants, but if it in general has the form of the Allen & Hanbury Ventolin inhaler (illustrated above in the case) then there is a good chance is that it will fit whether it is a 'Reliever' or 'Preventative' type of inhaler and whether it is a well-known brand or one of the generic versions available worldwide.
Due to the small variations in size of the various manufacturer's inhalers, some will be a slightly looser fit in the case. In normal situations such as when it is kept in a handbag or school bag then this is, of course, of no importance. However, if the inhaler is normally kept in a trouser pocket then, depending on the inhaler type, it might rattle a little when walking. To get around this possibility we supply two optional self-adhesive fabric pads with every case to cure the problem. If you need to use them, we would suggest that you fit these on the left side of the case if you are right-handed and the right side if you are left-handed.
NOTE: Qvar cylindrical, Sandoz AirSalb and Clenil Modulite Beclometasone inhalers are not designed to fit this case as they are larger and we wanted to minimise the size of the case for the users of the most common inhalers.
The US version of the Ventolin inhaler that has a hinged mouthpiece cover will not fit either.
If you purchase a case from us and your inhaler does not fit, do not worry as we will refund the purchase price in full on the return of the case.
Why have a rigid case?
The Asthmate designer says...
I have been an asthmatic for more than 69 years and for the last 42 years, as a practising product designer, have coincidentally been regularly involved with asthma inhaler design.
In all these years as an asthmatic I have struggled with the everyday practicalities of the simple reliever type of aerosol inhaler such as Ventolin. The medication itself is great, but the inhalers themselves suffer from three significant disadvantages...
1) To ensure that the medication is dispensed correctly it is essential that there is a large aperture around the top of an aerosol inhaler so that air can be drawn in to mix with the dispensed dose. The manufacturers provide a cap to cover the mouthpiece but this does not stop dust, fluff, pocket lint etc from entering the device at the other end. I am certain that the majority of long term asthmatics have, like myself, suffered frequently with pieces of fluff being blasted into their lungs as they use their inhaler!
2) Aerosol based inhaler bodies tend to be unattractive cheap mass-produced functional items and all of us, whether man, woman or child can suffer a degree of embarrassment when others see us with them. So why not keep them instead in something stylish?
3) Finally, most men and boys carry around their reliever inhalers in their trouser pockets. But, when you sit down, this is when the discomfort from the sharp edges of the inhaler digging into your thigh becomes apparent. I used to get so irritated by this that I used to trim off the sharp corners of each new inhaler to get around the problem! Now though with my Asthmate smooth well-rounded inhaler case this problem has gone away... together with the blasted fluff!