Frequently Asked Questions
At the heart of Flyp is a stainless-steel disk the size of a dime — and half the thickness of a human hair. It has 1,000 4-micron holes that vibrate 110,000 times per second. As your liquid medication is pulled through the holes, it is converted into an inhalable aerosol.
Flyp can be used to treat conditions that benefit from nebulization, including asthma and COPD.
With metered-dose inhalers, only 10% of your medication may reach your bronchioles — even under medical supervision. That's because you're asked to depress the unit's cartridge, then inhale at precisely the right time. Which, needless to say, can be very tricky. But with Flyp, 88% of albuterol and 90% of ipratropium bromide reaches your lungs' bronchioles. Without any complex maneuvers.
Flyp is smaller and lighter than a smartphone. Unlike the nebulizers you may be used to, Flyp is designed without cumbersome tubes or control units. Just fill, click, breathe. Because it’s rechargeable via USB, there’s no need for expensive batteries. A quick charge lasts up to ten treatments. And while other nebulizers can take up to 20 minutes to dispense 3 ml of medication, Flyp is nimble, getting the job done in about 7 minutes. And it’s whisper quiet. You’ll be glad to know that Flyp is warrantied to last for three years.
Flyp has a lithium-ion battery, and it’s rechargeable via a USB port. That means no disposable batteries.
Flyp’s medication reservoir has an internal volume of 5 ml.
Flyp delivers a standard, 3 ml dose of medication in about 7 minutes.
Flyp has been FDA-cleared for use with any medication intended for a general-purpose nebulizer, such as albuterol, ipratropium bromide, cromolyn sodium, and budesonide, in addition to other medications. Flyp should not be used with hypertonic saline or medications that are indicated for use only with specific delivery devices.
Flyp can be used up to ten times on one full charge.
It’s not recommended. We suggest filling Flyp with medication immediately prior to use. There may be factors that preclude preloading, such as the temperature stability of your medication.
Cleaning Flyp is simple. Just fill the medication reservoir with distilled or bottled water, turn the unit on for one minute, then empty. Then gently remove the mouthpiece, rinse under running water, and lay to dry on a clean towel. Just be sure to never rinse the main unit.
Here’s a Flyp tip: Once per week we recommend a deep cleaning of the disk with distilled white vinegar. Just follow the instructions above, substituting a bit of white vinegar for the distilled or bottled water. Then rinse and dry.
Flyp may be reimbursable under HCPCS codes E0574 or E0570 (with a GL modifier). Consult your provider for details related to your specific health plan. Learn more on our insurance page.
Flyp is warrantied to last for three years. Call us at 844-FLYP-NEB or email firstname.lastname@example.org if your device is damaged.
Flyp is protected against vertically dripping water; it has a water ingress protection rating of 2. However, submerging Flyp in water can be hazardous for its lithium-ion battery.
You sure can. Flyp is an HSA/FSA-eligible purchase. If asked, the fine line code (FLC) for Flyp is 9275.
Yes, nebulizers are allowed in carry-on bags but must be removed from the carrying case and undergo X-ray screening. You may provide a clear plastic bag to place the device in for X-ray screening. A TSA officer may need to remove the device from the bag to test it for traces of explosives.
Liquids associated with nebulizers are exempt from the 3-1-1 liquids rule.
Smaller than a smartphone.
Lightweight, all-in-one design.
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
No need to constantly buy batteries.
Every Flyp is warrantied 3 years.
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