Proventil HFA (Inhalation)

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out of date inhaler

I have inhalers with expiration date of dec 08 , is this still save to use? Thank you in advance for your assistance, as it was given to me by a nurse to use.
by sarah montgomery in Barbourville, ky, 02/20/2009

Proventil HFA

What does the HFA stand for in Proventil HFA?
by Tonya Howard in Tulsa, OK, 11/09/2006

Proventil HFA Inhalation Aerosol

Should a spacer be used to inhale the Proventil HFA? My Dr. prscribed 2 puffs every 4 hours but the instructions on the box say only every 6 hours. Which should I do???
by Martha Kretzinger in Lompoc, California, 04/29/2007

Proventil HFA (Inhalation) Drug and Prescription Information

Proventil HFA (Inhalation)

Proventil HFA (Inhalation) Medication Classification

ALBUTEROL (By breathing)

Proventil HFA (Inhalation) Brandname

Proventil HFA, Proventil, Ventolin HFA, Accuneb, Ventolin

Proventil HFA (Inhalation) is used for the Treatment

Albuterol (al-BYOO-ter-ol) Treats asthma and other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis.

When To Not Use Proventil HFA (Inhalation)

You should not use if you have had an allergic reaction to albuterol or levalbuterol (Xopenex™).

How Should You Use Proventil HFA (Inhalation)

Spray, Powder Under Pressure, Aerosol

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is given with either a metered-dose inhaler, a nebulizer, or a device called a Rotahaler®.
  • A metered-dose inhaler fits on the medicine canister and turns the medicine into a fine spray that you breathe in through your mouth and to your lungs. You may be told to use a spacer, which is a tube that is placed between the inhaler and your mouth. Your caregiver will show you how to use your inhaler and the spacer (if needed).
  • A nebulizer turns the medicine into a fine mist that you breathe in through your mouth and to your lungs. Your caregiver will show you how to use your nebulizer.
  • Ventolin Rotacaps® are used with a device called a Rotahaler®. The medicine capsule is placed into the Rotahaler® and this device opens the capsule and loads the powder medicine from the capsule into the air chamber. You then inhale the powder through the mouthpiece.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about how to use the inhaler.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Proventil HFA (Inhalation) Storage

Store Proventil HFA (Inhalation) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Proventil HFA (Inhalation) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Proventil HFA (Inhalation)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using digoxin (Lanoxin®), or any blood pressure medicines or diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor if you have used medicine for depression such as amitriptyline or an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®) within the past 2 weeks.
  • This medicine should not be used together with similar inhaled medicines such as levalbuterol (Xopenex™), isoproterenol (Isuprel®), metaproterenol (Alupent®), pirbuterol (Maxair®), or terbutaline (Brethaire®).

Proventil HFA (Inhalation) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, heart disease, heart rhythm problems, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, or seizures.
  • Your doctor may order other medicines for you to take to treat and control your asthma. Take all of your medicines as your doctor ordered. If you use any type of corticosteroid medicine to control your asthma, keep using it as ordered by your doctor. This includes corticosteroid medicines that are taken by mouth or inhaled (such as prednisone, Azmacort®, Deltasone®, Flovent®).
  • If any of your asthma medicines do not seem to be working as well as usual, call your doctor right away. Do not change your doses or stop using your medicines without asking your doctor.

Proventil HFA (Inhalation) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Seizures, tremors or shaking
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Trouble sleeping

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Proventil HFA (Inhalation)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Addy, Addy - 01/13/2014

Ventolin is not Ventolin is not indicated for asmhta as it is a broncho dilator, where as croup is upper airway swelling so ventolin is acting on a different part of´╗┐ the airway. Was this answer helpful?