The power of
ProAir® HFA (albuterol sulfate)
Reduce COPD symptoms with a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease inhaler medication

ProAir® HFA helps people manage their COPD

ProAir® HFA is an inhaled medicine that can help people with COPD to breathe. It is also used to treat asthma1 and EIB.

How does ProAir® HFA help people with COPD breathe?

This is how ProAir® HFA works when you inhale the medicine:1

  • The muscles in your airways relax
  • This allows more air to flow into your lungs
  • So you can breathe more freely

The active ingredient in ProAir® HFA is a medicine called albuterol.1 

It may surprise you to know that not all quick-relief inhalers are the same. The ProAir® HFA inhaler:2

  • Delivers a warmer, less forceful, longer-duration spray
  • Allows you more time to inhale your medicine
  • Provides an accurate dose of medicine when you need it most 

ProAir® HFA can help you manage your COPD. 

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

References
  1. ProAir® HFA Prescribing Information. Teva Respiratory, LLC; 2012.
  2. 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.