Please speak with your healthcare provider before making any changes to your asthma treatment.
EIB is not asthma, though the breathing problems associated with EIB may feel similar to asthma symptoms.
So what's the difference? EIB-related breathing problems are short-term and may be brought on when you exercise in cold, dry air. With EIB, you may experience:1
EIB can make you feel frustrated. That's understandable. After all, EIB can make it hard for you to be physically active. Many people with EIB choose to avoid physical activiy as a result of their breathing issues, 2 but that lack of exercise can lead to other health problems.3
If you're having trouble breathing during or after sports or exercise, speak with your healthcare provider to see if you might be experiencing EIB and if EIB treatment is right for you. Using ProAir® HFA pre-exercise inhaler before physical activity can help prevent EIB.1 Our EIB Screener below can help you identify and discuss your exercise-related breathing problems with your healthcare provider.
Do you have trouble breathing when you exercise? If so, indicate below how you feel when you exercise so you can share it with your doctor.
If you checked any of the boxes in question #1 or answered yes to any of the remaining questions, speak with your healthcare provider. EIB treatment may include using the ProAir® HFA inhaler 15-30 minutes before exercising.4 Taking ProAir® HFA proactively may help prevent EIB.
ProAir® HFA comes with a dose counter that tells you:5
Click the "Print" button below to print out this page. Use it to talk with your healthcare provider about your symptoms.
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.
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