You may feel that you know how to use your inhaler. However, it is important for anyone of any age to use a spacer every time they use their inhaler. A spacer is an attachment that fits onto the end of the inhaler. If you use your inhaler without a spacer, most of the drug will end up at the back of your throat or in the stomach, instead of your lungs, reducing the efficacy of the drug greatly. The spacer is a holding chamber where the mist from the inhaler will sit in temporarily, giving you enough time to take it into your lungs. There are many types of spacer devices to cater for different need. Younger children may use those with a facemask at the end, which fits tightly over their nose and mouth. Smaller varieties are available also for those needing it on the run. Spacers are easy to use and they can be found at your local pharmacy. Please do get one to ensure that you get the most out of your inhaler.