Large dose disposable inhaler and method of simple filling
Abstract: A dry powder inhaler for pulmonary or nasal use, comprising at least an inhaler body (201) and a cartridge (203) with a plurality of powder compartments (205) each including one dose of a drug. The body (201) has an opening (204) shaped for receiving the cartridge (203) and the plastic body recess (215) and the detent (218) to allow a controlled advancement and turning movement of the cartridge (203) relative to the body (201) for sequentially delivering each of the plurality of unit doses filled into the cartridge compartments (205). The inhaler construction is suitable for filling the plurality of unit doses into the compartments (205) with the cartridge (203) assembled into the body (201). The invention affords a large dose inhaler of single-use and low cost that improves industrial filling and manufacturing cost for the delivery of high dosages of inhaled medicines.