POWERbreathe Medic Series
Approved for prescription in the UK in March 2006, POWERbreathe Medic offers an evidence-based, drug-free treatment for patients with dyspnoea, especially those with asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and heart failure.
POWERbreathe Medic is part of the series of POWERbreathe Inspiratory Muscle Trainers scientifically proven to strengthen the inspiratory muscles, reducing breathlessness, improving exercise tolerance and enhancing quality of life in a wide range of patients.
After 20 months of rigorous assessment, the POWERbreathe Medic was made available in the UK for prescription in the National Health Service (NHS) Drug Tariff.
The POWERbreathe Medic inspiratory muscle training device has been approved for prescription in the UK.
In 2007 the POWERbreathe Medic was also made available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies / healthcare retailers throughout the UK.
"We have been using the POWERbreathe Medic for over a year as part of the pulmonary rehab programme and our patients have found it to be of great benefit and enjoy using it. We have good compliance and have found an improvement in patients’ fitness. We will continue to use the POWERbreathe Medic as an adjunct to our programme."
Emma Hamilton, West Cumbria Respiratory Team, Workington Community Hospital