PROAIR HFA Inhalation Aerosol is a pressurized metered-dose aerosol of albuterol sulfate.
PROAIR HFA is a kind of medicine called a fast-acting bronchodilator. Fast-acting bronchodilators help to quickly open the airways in your lungs so that you can breathe more easily.
PROAIR HFA does not contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as the propellant.
PROAIR HFA inhalation aerosol is a beta2-adrenergic agonist indicated for:
- Treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients 4 years of age and older with reversible obstructive airway disease (like asthma)
- Prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in patients 4 years of age and older.
Common side effects of treatment with inhaled albuterol Include headache, dizziness, pharyngitis,
Palpitations, chest pain, rapid heart rate, tremor, or nervousness.
- Paradoxical bronchospasm may occur
- Cardiovascular effects may occur.
- Immediate hypersensitivity reactions may occur.
- Hypokalemia and changes in blood glucose may occur.
- In rare cases urticaria, angioedema, and rash have been reported after the use of PROAIR HFA
Take as directed by your doctor. Do not take extra doses or take more often without asking your doctor.
Get medical help right away if PROAIR HFA no longer helps your symptoms. Also get medical help if your symptoms get worse or if you need to use your inhaler more often.
Priming PROAIR HFA
You must prime the inhaler to get the right amount of medicine. Prime the inhaler before you use it for the first time or if you have not used it for more than 14 days. To prime the inhaler, take the cap off the mouthpiece of the actuator. Then shake the inhaler well, and spray it into the air away from your face. Shake and spray the inhaler like this 2 more times to finish
Adapted from Source: http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2008/021457s013lbl.pdf