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If you are suffering from shortness of breath caused by respiratory issues, ProAir HFA can help. Get a new prescription or refill of ProAir HFA from a board-certified doctor online.*

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About ProAir HFA (albuterol sulfate)

ProAir HFA (albuterol sulfate) is a medication used to treat shortness of breath due to asthma, reversible obstructive airway disease, or exercise-induced bronchospasm. It is a quick relief drug. ProAir HFA (albuterol) belongs to the class of drugs known as bronchodilators. 

It functions by relaxing the muscles surrounding the air passages, allowing them to expand, thus allowing you to breathe easier. It can also help prevent exercise-induced asthma.

ProAir HFA is available only by prescription. ProAir HFA comes under brand names like Accuneb, Proair, Respiclick, Proventil, Proventil HFA, ReliOn Ventolin HFA, Ventolin, and Ventolin HFA. It is available in a generic form known as albuterol. 

ProAir HFA is available in three forms: suspension form, powder form, and liquid form.

It's always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed ProAir HFA, be sure to complete the full course of the ProAir HFA unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop.

ProAir HFA may not fully treat your respiratory disorder if you don't complete your prescription.

ProAir HFA uses

There is one FDA-approved use for ProAir HFA, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your health care provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Breathing problems

    The FDA has approved the usage of ProAir HFA for breathing problems such as asthma or COPD, under the following two conditions:

    • Patients with chronic respiratory airway obstruction disease 4 years old and older.

    • Exercise induced bronchospasm in patients 4 years old or above.

    ProAir HFA is available as a quick relief inhaler. Another way to use ProAir HFA is with a nebulizer.

    According to the FDA, ProAir HFA can treat breathing issues in children aged 4 or above. 

  • Emphysema

    Emphysema is a respiratory diseases resulting in shortness of breath.

  • Anxiety

    Although not FDA-approved, ProAir HFA may be prescribed off-label to treat anxiety and stress.

ProAir HFA side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking ProAir HFA are typically moderate. Talk to your doctor for medical advice about side effects. ProAir HFA has some common side effects, including:

    • Accelerated heart rate

    • Trembling of legs

    • Shaking of hands

    • Body aches 

    • Difficulty in speech

    Less common, but more serious side effects may include:

    • Cough 

    • Chills 

    • Fever 

    • Nausea 

    • Serious reaction

    • Severe dizziness

    • Sore throat 

    • Bladder pain 

    • Bloody urine

    • Rapid breathing suddenly worsens

    Seek immediate medical attention for these side effects or if you develop any other new or concerning serious symptoms.

How to take ProAir HFA

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your ProAir HFA prescription.

Be sure follow the instructions provided in the patient information leaflet. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

ProAir HFA can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. Some specific dosage instructions may include:

Inhaler form dosage: When using the quick relief inhaler device, spray it in the air three times first, and shake it twice. Be sure to count test sprays. Afterward, inhale it deeply and for ten seconds. This practice should be done if you have not used the inhaler for 2 weeks. 

  • In adult use, 2-3 puffs daily every 4-6 hours. For a workout, take 2-3 puffs 30 minutes prior to starting exercise.  

  • Children should use it according to the physician's prescription.

What to avoid while taking ProAir HFA

ProAir HFA has various drug interactions. Don't change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. The following are some of the interactions that should be discussed with your physician: 

  • Methacholine

  • Midodrine

  • Linezolid

  • Propranolol

Some other less severe interactions may include:

  • Nadolol 

  • Propranolol 

  • Digoxin 

  • Primatene mist

  • Levalbuterol 

  • Chlorthalidone 

  • Chlorothiazide 

  • Amitriptyline 

  • Asendin 

  • Clomipramine 

  • Norpramin 

  • Doxepin 

  • Tofranil 

  • Pamelor 

  • Vivactil 

Note: This is not a complete list of prescription medications, nonprescription drugs, or herbal products with possible drug interactions.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking ProAir HFA. Taking ProAir HFA is typically not advisable with alcohol.

Medication alternatives to ProAir HFA

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another bronchodilator. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

ProAir HFA prescription FAQs

  • How much does ProAir HFA cost?

    For the generic version, it can cost from $18-20, and for the brand version, it costs around $74.

  • How can I refill my ProAir HFA prescription?

    ProAir HFA is only available by prescription, so you will need to see a board-certified doctor to get a refill on your prescription. To get started, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After a qualifying evaluation, your prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy for pickup.

  • Is ProAir HFA a steroid inhaler?

    No, ProAir HFA is not a steroid inhaler. 

  • How many times a day can I take my ProAir inhaler?

    It is advised to take the dose according to your prescription. Usually, adults can take it 3-4 times daily on average. In adult use, 2-3 puffs daily every 4-6 hours.

  • Is ProAir HFA the same as Albuterol?

    ProAir HFA is the same as albuterol. Albuterol sulfate is the generic form, while ProAir HFA is the brand name.

  • Who should not take ProAir HFA?

    Pregnant females, children under 4 years and persons allergic to ProAir HFA should consult a doctor before using ProAir HFA.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of ProAir HFA?

    If you miss a dose of ProAir HFA, you should take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, you can skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.

  • What happens if I take too much ProAir HFA?

    Do not exceed recommended dose. If you think you've taken too much of this medication, reach out to your healthcare professional immediately or call your local poison control center. Excessive use may be possibly fatal.

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