PROAIR HFA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Asthma, acute “I have used Ventolin, ProAir and Proventil for most of my life. ProAir is the only one that absolutely helps me during attacks and helps prevent them fairly well before work. The rest I need to use MUCH more frequently. Every inhaler clogs. Even the maintenance inhalers. Like that one person said somewhere in these reviews “warm water” and “shake it” while it’s in the warm water works really well to unclog, then let air dry on a window sill or somewhere similar. Don’t use it again til it is completely dry.”

Angel (taken for 10 years or more) March 1, 2018

For Asthma, acute “Just started using this one particularly, but every brand of MDI has similar issues people are complaining of here. I saw lots of reviews about it clogging and being useless. Just thought I’d recommend what I’ve learned to others to fix this problem. If you put warm/hot water in a cup and let it soak for a few seconds.. (I’ll even shake it around in the water to help clean it) then dry it on a window sill or somewhere warm. You’ll find that it will unclog the dispenser and is good as new (as long as it is dry before you use it again). Happy breathing. Xoxo.”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 16, 2017

For Asthma, Maintenance “Every time my daughter & I use this about 40% through it starts malfunctioning and the medicine doesn’t come out. Our insurance has forced use to get this & when we don’t get the medicine we need, we get sick, but the insurance doesn’t care. it is very frustrating.”

tickmenot (taken for less than 1 month) October 28, 2017

For Asthma, acute “I must take numerous puffs in order to get any relief from ProAir.”

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 5, 2017

For Asthma, acute “Used proventil for 20+ yrs. Proair was substituted once many years ago and received NO relief. Cigna stopped covering provenil in 2017 and now my only option is proair. Have been unable to breathe for over a week and finally went to Dr for a shot. I STILL CANT BREATHE!!! “


For Asthma, Maintenance “Horrible and dangerous. Always clogs. I have had to suffer through many mild attacks because of this “rescue inhaler”. Now, if the pharmacy gives me this, I just send it back and get the original brand”

Taynkal (taken for 10 years or more) April 12, 2017

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