Portable or Tabletop Nebulizer?

Portable or Tabletop Nebulizer?

Should you get a portable or tabletop nebulizer? Figuring out the answer to this question depends on what you are looking for and what your physician recommends. We made it simple to understand the advantages and disadvantages between portable and tabletop nebulizers. Please consult with your physician to determine what would be best for you.

What is a Nebulizer?

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, a nebulizer is a device intended to spray liquids in aerosol form into gases that are delivered directly to the patient for breathing. Heated, ultrasonic, gas, venturi, and refillable nebulizers are included in this generic type of device. Please note federal law restricts nebulizers to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Portable Nebulizer

A portable nebulizer is designed for on-the-go use. This may be best for if you are traveling or in an environment where an electrical plug not be available. Most often, these devices may require batteries or recharging. 

  • Portable¬†for on-the-go use.
  • Cordless, so you do not have to be¬†restricted to¬†use the device within a certain area.
  • Will require batteries or recharging.¬†¬†
  • They are typically more expensive compared to tabletop nebulizers.

Tabletop Nebulizer

A tabletop nebulizer is designed for home use. Like the name states, it is set on a tabletop. This type of nebulizer most often requires you to plug it in into an electrical outlet via an AC adapter.

  • Reliable power supply as long as there is an electrical outlet.
  • They are typically more cost-friendly compared to portable nebulizers.
  • Requires you to use where an electrical outlet is available.
  • Restricts use to the length of the cord.

What to Keep in Mind

After reading about what portable and tabletop nebulizers are, alongside their advantages and disadvantages, it is up to you to decide what will work best and consult with your physician. 

If you have any questions or concerns then don't hesitate to email us at orders@bvmedical.com or call us at (888) 822-8293 to connect with one of our Customer Service Representatives. Where people can reach people.



BV Medical. 2022
U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Department of Health and Human Sciences. Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Volume 8. 21CFR868.5630. 2022

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Reviewer Guidance for Nebulizers, Metered Dose Inhalers, Spacers and Actuators. 2018
OMRON Healthcare, Inc. 2022

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