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Proventil HFA Inhaler
(Albuterol Sulfate)

Formulation : Inhalation Aerosol

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Proventil HFA Inhaler /Albuterol Sulfate used for?

Proventil HFA/Albuterol is used to treat or prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.

How should Proventil HFA Inhaler /Albuterol Sulfate be stored?

Store at room temperature. Protect from moisture and heat. Do not store in your vehicle on hot days or throw the empty canister into an open flame.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Proventil HFA Inhaler/Albuterol Sulfate ?

If this is the first time you are using the inhaler, shake the inhaler device and spray the inhaler 4 times into the air and away from your face to test the inhaler. Make sure you do this if you have not used it for 2 weeks or longer, or if the inhaler was dropped. Shake the inhaler canister before each spray. Take the cap off the mouthpiece of the inhaler and fully exhale. With your lips closed around the mouthpiece of the inhaler canister, slowly breathe in while pushing down on the top of the inhaler canister and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Slowly exhale. Wait at least 1 minute before inhaling the second time, if more than one inhalation was prescribed. Shake the inhaler again before inhalation. Put the cap back on the mouthpiece of the inhaler canister and keep it clean and dry. Clean the inhaler once a week. When cleaning the inhaler, place the mouthpiece under warm running water for 30 seconds and shake out the excess water. Let all the parts dry completely before putting it all back together.

When should Proventil HFA Inhaler /Albuterol Sulfate not be taken?

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to albuterol or if you are already using a short-acting sympathomimetic bronchodilator such as metaproterenol or a epinephrine.

What precautions should I follow when taking Proventil HFA Inhaler /Albuterol Sulfate ?

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding; if you are taking any prescription medicine, nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure; if you have a heart rhythm disorder; if you have a seizure disorder (ie.epilepsy); if you have diabetes or overactive thyroid.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Proventil HFA Inhaler /Albuterol Sulfate ?

Make sure this medication is on hand at all times. Be sure to have your prescription filled before the medication runs out completely.

When should Proventil HFA Inhaler /Albuterol Sulfate not be taken?

Most severe: bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing), especially after starting a new canister of this medicine; chest pain and fast, pounding, or uneven heart beats; tremor, nervousness; low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling); or dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Most common: Headache, dizziness, nervousness; sleep problems (insomnia); cough, hoarseness, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose; dry mouth and throat; muscle pain; or diarrhea.

Other: None.