2.6
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Brand:
ProAir
ProAir HFA Asthma Inhaler

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ProAir HFA Asthma Inhaler
 
2.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

ProAir helped me get back to my active self.

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from USA

Comments about ProAir HFA Asthma Inhaler:

I have used the ProAir inhaler for a few years now and i really love it. I am only 19 but i have had asthma my whole life. when i was younger i only used a nebulizer but after i started playing sports and hit puberty it was harder to breathe. I first started using the inhalers you can get without a prescription, but it did little to help. So after talking to my doctor they started me on the ProAir inhaler. Just after two months of using ProAir i could almost fully go back to how i was in my younger days. I don't think i will ever give up using ProAir, it helped me get back to my active life and it will help me saty active in the future/

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Totally ineffective as a rescue inhaler

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from USA

Comments about ProAir HFA Asthma Inhaler:

The ProAir inhaler is completely ineffective compared to the older inhalers of 5 years ago. My insurance has forced this on me as the only (semi) affordable inhaler, but now raised the price again this year. The inhaler does not deliver medication to adult lungs and is at its core ineffective.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Put back the flurocarbons please!!!!!!

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from Enterprise, WV

Comments about ProAir HFA Asthma Inhaler:

I was born with asthma. I need a rescue inhaler that works. recently they have removed flurocarbons from all albuterol inhalers including pro air. Now instead of using the correct dosage of 2 puffs for emergencys, I have to use 4 to get ANY relief whatsoever. I usually end up using my nebuelizer along with it.

This is a HUGE problem for me. Not only is it not convieniant. Because I cannot carry a breathing machine everywhere I go. But it is a big danger for me. this inhaler is supposed to bring immediate relief to me during an asthma crisis. It does not. I find myself taking prednisone more & more because I cannot rely on my rescuse inhaler.....key words here being "RESCUE INHALER"

PRO-AIR needs to find a way to deliever it medication quicker & stronger so as to help save peoples lives. This product does NOT deliver like it is supposed to. I am actually afraid now when I have breathing problems. I am terrified the pro air won't work in time to keep me from suffocating.

My advice is to anyone with asthma & precribed this medication? Please talk to your doctor to find out if there is any other brand that can deliever the medications to your lungs faster so you will breath easier quicker.

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the ProAir helps stop asthma attacks fast & good for envirnment

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from Undisclosed

Comments about ProAir HFA Asthma Inhaler:

2 of my children has asthma and they have to use a varity of medicanes.One of the medicanes is the ProAir HFA inhaler.This is a genric brand for the albuterol inhaler and now the only kind my children can use because the name brands are bad for the air we breathe.The ProAir has really worked for my children to help with thier asthma attacks.If you have an asthma attack you take the ProAir every 3 to 4 hours to get the attack under control.The first thing you have to do is shake the canister very good than spray in your mouth with your head straight and hold the spray in your mouth for 10 counts than spray again and do the same thing hold for 10 counts.wash the canister very good and let dry.always keep it very clean.after you take the medicane make sure you rinse your mouth out .The ProAir does not contain any chlorofluorocarbons(CFC'S). the ProAir does contain 108mcg albuterol sulfate,equivalent to 90mcg albuterol from the mouthpiece.I reccomend the ProAir to any one with asthma to try because the product really does work very well and is priced good also.A very good value.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

ProAir HFA is Not as Good as Albuterol

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from Greenwell Springs, LA

Comments about ProAir HFA Asthma Inhaler:

I discovered that I had asthma several years ago. I had no idea that I had it but started having allergic reactions to certain things quite often and was sent over the edge with chemical pneumonia when someone decided to do some painting indoors at work without ventilation the building.  After that episode it was all downhill.  I developed a bad case of allergy induced asthma and was prescribed an inhaler, Albuterol.  This past fall when I got my new prescriptions I found a new drug, **ProAir HFA**, which is the good source of Albuterol sulfate so I was told.

The **ProAir HFA Inhaler **is smaller than the inhaler I was accustomed to but other than that, it was made the same way.  There is a small canister and a mouthpiece with a cover.  To use the inhaler you should first shake it up well, remove the cover, place in mouth and make sure your mouth is closed completely over the mouthpiece and press down on the canister to administer the medication.  Hold your breath for 10-12 seconds before letting your breath out.  

**ProAir HFA **is supposed to give you 4-6 hours of relief from coughing and/or wheezing.  It falls short for me and doesn't give immediate relief of symptoms either.

**About ProAir HFA **

According to the package this product delivers 108 mcg of albuterol sulafte which is equivalent to 90 mcg of albuterol from the mouthpiece.  Each canister contains a microcrystalline suspension of albuterol sulfate in propellant (HFA 134a) and ethanol.  It contains no chlorofluorocarbons or CFC's which is bad for the environment and you.

**My Thoughts on ProAir HFA**

I have not been real thrilled with the change in medications.  It is the same medicine but in another form and I have found that it is not as effective as the original Albuterol.  When it comes to asthma and asthma attacks which can be life threatening, you shouldn't fool around.  This measure of recommending this new medication to asthma patients is a bunch of bull hockey.  However, I feel it is only a portion of what is to come with the new healthcare program.

I have read some of the other reviews here and other places about **ProAir HFA** and the concensus seems to be that this product is inferior to the original drug most were prescribed.

I will be discussing this matter with my personal doctor on my next visit.  I am paying the same price for this drug as I was for the other one.  I'm not happy with the fact that this one doesn't work very well.

**Recommended:  NO!**

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

HFA inhalers are a complete and total joke.

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from Portland, ME

Comments about ProAir HFA Asthma Inhaler:

New inhalers are a complete joke. I used to run all the time. Now I can't. Anyone who tries to convince you that the HFA's are better for the enviroment is a complete and total idiot, who has no understanding. I CAN'T RUN. I was to the point where I was training for a half marathon when the change happened. Now, I can barley do a half mile. Do you have any idea what that is like? Can you possibly imagine how much the quality of my life has gone downhill?

Something needs to be done. I wish people cared about this issue, but they believe whatever big pharm companies tell them, and whatever the FDA says.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not the same!!!

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from Peyton, CO

Comments about ProAir HFA Asthma Inhaler:

I used the white Albuterol until they removed them due to environmental factors.  I got on ProAir and I purposely don't use it, even while I'm wheezing, because it makes me feel OK at first but then I get more mucous in my lungs.  I'm very much a skeptic of medicines and I almost feel like it causes a dependency to keep on using it...terrible!!

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