Experimental work has been conducted on the effect of an add-on holding chamber (Aerochamber) on the characteristics of deposition in a mouth-throat model using 100-microg hydrofluoroalkane-beclomethazone dipropionate (QVAR) metered dose inhalers at inhalation flow rates of 28.3, 60, and 90 L/min. A filter or cascade impactor downstream of the mouth-throat collected aerosol not depositing. The results emphasize the important well documented effect of a valved holding chamber (VHC), in reducing drug deposition in the mouth-throat. This reduction is largest (24% of nominal dose) at the lowest flow rate tested, becoming insignificant at 60 L/min. Total amount of drug delivered distal to the mouth-throat increases with flow rate both with and without a holding chamber, increasing from 42% to 69% of the nominal dose without a VHC as the inspiratory flow rate increases from 28.3 to 90 L/min. The effect of the holding chamber on post mouth-throat delivery was small, reaching significance only at the highest flow rate (90 L/min), where an increase by 8% of the nominal dose was observed. No significant effect on MMAD of beclomethasone-dipropionate occurred when the holding chamber was used. An argument based on the interaction between induced turbulence and particle inertia is used to shed light on the above observations.