Helping patients control Asthma & COPD
1st February 2024
Flo-Tone CR (Controlled Resistance) is a reusable training device with a built-in positive whistle that fits onto the mouthpiece of most aerosol inhalers. It emits a positive whistle sound which responds at the same flow rate of the inhaler, irrespective of the inhaler’s individual resistance.
As a patient starts to inhale, the whistle provides a clear positive signal to actuate their inhaler and they will hear the whistle sound maintained as the medication is drawn deep into their lungs.
Flo-Tone CR is part of our Respiratory Management Toolkit which helps you to diagnose, assess, train and control Asthma or COPD.
“Flo-Tone CR device doubled the relative lung bioavailability and minimized the unwanted oropharyngeal deposition of inhaled salbutamol.”
In a 2022 study, using the urinary salbutamol excretion pharmokinetic model, a significant increase was shown of drug deposition in the lungs of the Clip-Tone and Flo-Tone + pMDI cohort compared with using pMDI alone. There was no difference between the Clip-Tone and Flo-Tone groups, showing equal efficacy.
- Low cost
- Reusable (single patient)
- Dishwasher safe or can be washed with warm soapy water and air dried
- Use as a patient training aid with a placebo inhaler or with an active pMDI to promote good inhaler technique.
- Compact and lightweight, use anywhere
- With normal daily use, each Flo-Tone CR will last 12 months
- Listed on NHS Drug Tariff (UK)
While Spacers are regarded as the best way to ensure your patients are inhaling their prescribed pMDI drug correctly, if a patient is reluctant to use a Spacer, Flo-Tone CR is an easy alternative way to confirm inhaler are being used correctly.
2 x Flo-Tone CR are supplied in a box called Flo-Tone MDI. Use one device and keep another as a spare to have available. Larger boxes of Flo-Tone CR are also available to purchase for clinics.