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, or call 1-800-FDA-1088

See Full Prescribing Information

  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.