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Part Number: AG-7178/Philips-342077Brand: AG-Philips
These Bacterial Viral Inline Filters are an extra protection against allergies, viruses, mould, dust and other irritants, and are particularly helpful for allergy sufferers, asthmatics and people with recurrent lung/respiratory infections.
The Inline Bacterial Viral Filter is an additional protection to help allergy sufferers, people with recurrent infections or lung diseases and protection from air-borne viruses. They have a bacterial and viral efficiency of 99.999+%. The filter is designed to prevent any germs, irritants, mould or dust that may have got through the machine's filters, from entering the mask to provide the cleanest air possible. These filters are also suitable for hospital use with mechanical ventilators, anaesthesia machines, manual resuscitation devices and IPPB machines.
These disposable filters are compatible with almost all machines, and the recommended length of use under normal circumstances is 30 days, but it is easy to see when they need replacing through the clear filter cover, as dirt will cause the filter to change from white to grey or black, and it is important to change them when this happens! Some people will 'feel' when to replace them if their symptoms reappear (such as allergies, nasal congestion, wheeziness etc). However, when used in hospitals the filters should be changed at least every 24 hours.
The filters supplied are by Philips Respironics or AG Industries, which are the same product, and we will send whichever we have available at the time, as these filters are in high demand.
A single Filter can be purchased, or you can buy a Pack of 5 or 10 which is more cost-effective and also makes it easier to identify with a new one when to change the one in use, by comparing the difference in colour.
The In-line Bacterial Viral Filter cannot be placed between the machine and the hose/tubing connection on machines which come with heated hoses, such as the Resmed's Climate Line Heated Tubing with the S9 and Airsense machines, Fisher & Paykel's Thermostat Heated Hose or the Respironics' 60-series and DreamStation Heated Tubes. In this case, the In-line Bacteria Filter could be placed between the hose and the mask, but bear in mind this will add weight at that connection. However, the Bacteria Filter CAN be used with the Hybernite Heated Hose.
An additional Elbow Swivel Adapter or similar will be needed for use with the Devilbiss Sleep Cube (Intellipap) Machine if using a humidifier too, and this will be needed with any other machine if the connection is not secure.
These filters are not compatible with travel machines such as the DreamStation Go or AirMini etc due to the micro width tubing.
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I find that this really helps with night time breathing and judging by the amount of dust they collect I'm impressed that it is keeping me safe and stopping getting dust in my airways and lungs. Well worth the money!
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We know exactly what you mean when you say the dirt you can see on the bacteria filter. It's quite a shock!
Fits my Phillips BIPAP ventilator A40, and very pleased to have the inhaled air filtered again. Stops airborne pollutants and makes the air pressure a little smoother.
I bought these as I have a Phillips Dreamstation affected by their recent recall. I have placed it between the machine and hose and have not noticed any change in my therapy results. It does feel at bit different at initial ramp pressure 4.0 but once over 7.0 not noticeable. I havenít seen any worriesome particles in the filter.
That makes sense Helen as they can affect the airflow below 7cm pressure so you may want to speak with your clinic to have the ramp pressure raised. A lot of people when they're used to CPAP do prefer to switch off the ramp too.
I bought these to try as I began having sinus problems / hay fever which is completely new to me. Hoped these would help. As a product I think they are great but I felt for me they added too much weight to the mask and I ended up with a really sore area on nasal bridge I donít think they caused it but didnít help it. So now caught between a rock and a hard place ! Using this helped my sinus problems which was what I had hoped but didnít help the sore nose. However I think itís still a good product and when nose heals I will try again.
Thanks for the review Margaret and hope you are able to use them to help with your sinus issues. I will contact you to see if I can help. Kath
Product as described and pretty fast delivery, only issue is the bulk buy, it will last me a little while
With a notice from Phillips saying that the foam in the CPAP machine may breakdown and be inhaled, I have added these to protect against this issue.
This is the first time that I have purchased the bacterial viral inline filters and I am pleased with them.I cannot praise enough the service from John and his invaluable help when I rang. I also received my order the following day. Thank you everyone for all that you do.
Thanks for your kind comments Ann and will pass them over to John too 😊
Bought these after the recent Philips recall, so that I could continue using CPAP until my Dreamstation is replaced. I actually sleep much better with this inline filter fitted - perhaps because it does seem to lower the pressure a little, though I was already on the lowest setting. It seems a lot easier to breathe out without resistance and the operation is also considerably quieter, with no change to my AHI.The only concern was using my humidifier - I need it on the highest setting, but reduced it slightly for fear it would dampen the filter and render it unusable, but this didn't happen and I have gradually increased the humidity to its highest level, with no issues.
I found the filters difficult to get on with. I used them with my Resmed machine but found it quite hard to breathe when it was attached. Iím not sure if I needed to increase the pressure to counteract that sensation? I stuck it out trying to get used to it but sadly couldnít.
Philips state there should be no loss in pressure, but there is a warning on the website stating with very low pressures it's not advisable to use them. Perhaps this was the problem and a shame if you were looking for relief from allergies etc.
I used to get these from my clinic but they say they changed to a cheaper brand which don't work half as good as these Philips ones, so I was pleased to find them at the charity, even if I do have to buy them myself now. Still, it's good to know I'm supporting a good cause. Thanks Hope2Sleep.
You're very welcome and thanks for your support 🙂
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