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ProAir° HFA (albuterol sulfate) is a rescue inhaler can help treat asthma, EIB, and COPD

Treating asthma with ProAir® HFA

A quick-relief inhaler for asthma

ProAir® HFA is the #1 dispensed quick-relief inhaler in the U.S.1 It works by relaxing your airways, helping you to breathe.2

ProAir® HFA can also help prevent EIB (exercise-induced bronchospasm). In addition, ProAir® HFA can treat flare-ups of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) symptoms.2

The ProAir® HFA quick-relief inhaler may help people with asthma by:3

  • Delivering a warmer, less forceful, longer-duration spray.
  • Allowing people more time to properly inhale it.
  • Providing a consistent dose of medicine each time they need it.

And ProAir® HFA comes with a convenient dose counter that tells you:2

  • How many doses are left
  • When it's time to replace your inhaler. The counter numbers turn red letting you know it's time to refill your prescription

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If you need to use ProAir® HFA more than two days a week for reasons other than to help prevent EIB, your asthma may not be well-controlled. To help manage your asthma better, your healthcare provider may prescribe a long-term controller medication for asthma.4

Approved Uses

ProAir® HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol is indicated in patients 4 years of age and older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Important Safety Information

  • If your symptoms become significantly worse when you use ProAir® HFA, contact your doctor immediately. This may indicate either a worsening of your asthma or a reaction to the medication, which may rarely occur with the first use of a new canister of ProAir® HFA. Either of these could be life-threatening
  • What to tell your doctor before using ProAir® HFA: If you have a heart, blood, or seizure disorder, high blood pressure, diabetes, or an overactive thyroid, be sure to tell your doctor. Also make sure your doctor knows all the medications you are taking – especially heart medications and drugs that treat depression – because some medications may interfere with how well your asthma medications work. Do not exceed the recommended dose
  • Side effects associated with ProAir® HFA included headache, rapid heart beat, pain, dizziness, and irritation of the throat and nose

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088

See Full Prescribing Information

  1. IMS NPA Weekly SABA HFA Market Data Report, January 3, 2014.
  2. ProAir® HFA Prescribing Information. Teva Respiratory, LLC; 2012.
  3. McCabe JC, Koppenhagen F, Blair J, Zeng X-M. ProAir® HFA delivers warmer, lower-impact, longer duration plumes containing higher fine particle dose than Ventolin® HFA. J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv. 2012;25(2): 104-109.
  4. NHLBI Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.htm. Accessed February 12, 2014.