In order to obtain a nebulizer, a doctor must write a prescription for it, notes WebMD. It can be filled at a medical equipment store.
A nebulizer is a machine used in the treatment of breathing problems, such as asthma and COPD. The doctor will prescribe the machine and the liquid that is used in it. The liquid should be poured in the chamber and inhaled when it comes out as a vapor. Nebulizers are not always needed for asthma or COPD. Some cases can be treated just as well with an inhaler. If a nebulizer is needed, the doctor will explain how to get the most out of the medication.