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: PIP 232-1040.
As well as being made available to patients on prescription, the POWERbreathe Medic is also available via pharmacy retail.
POWERbreathe Medic offers an evidence-based, drug-free treatment for patients in a variety of medical conditions such as COPD, Heart Failure, Asthma, Thoracic Surgery, Ventilator Weaning, Cystic Fibrosis and Neuromuscular Disease.
POWERbreathe Medic is the only Respiratory Muscle Training device available for prescription that has been used in research into the benefits of Respiratory Muscle Training for a variety of medical conditions.
POWERbreathe Medic Respiratory Muscle Training is being prescribed by medical professionals as either a standalone intervention or as part of a rehabilitation programme.
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Level 1 = 10cmH2O
Level 2 = 20cmH2O
Level 3 = 30cmH2O
Level 4 = 40cmH2O
Level 5 = 50cmH2O
Level 6 = 60cmH2O
Level 7 = 70cmH2O
Level 8 = 80cmH2O
Level 9 = 90cmH2O
(Precise load settings may vary)
Medical Devices Directive
The main purpose of the Directive is to harmonise national controls, so allowing free movement of medical devices throughout the European Union and EFTA whilst at the same time ensuring that all devices within the Union are reasonably safe in use.
The Directive covers most medical devices other than active implantable medical devices and in vitro diagnostics.
POWERbreathe is drug free, suitable for almost anyone and should cause no harmful side effects when used properly. Please read the following precautions and contraindications to ensure that POWERbreathe is used safely and appropriately.
Healthcare Professional should take into consideration the following conditions before patients use POWERbreathe:
Inspiratory muscle training, such as training with POWERbreathe, is not recommended for patients with certain conditions, including the following: