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PROAIR HFA
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Drug Name:

PROAIR HFA Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Albuterol 90mcg/inh; metered-dose aerosol with a dose counter; CFC-free.

Company:
Teva Pharmaceuticals

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Indications for PROAIR HFA:

Bronchospasm.

Adults and Children's Dose:

<4yrs: not recommended. ≥4yrs: 2 inh every 4–6 hrs as needed; 1 inh every 4 hrs may suffice. Exercise-induced bronchospasm: 2 inh 15–30 minutes before exercise.

Pharmacological Class:

beta-2 agonist.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid excessive use. Sensitivity to sympathomimetics. Discontinue if paradoxical bronchospasm or cardiovascular effects occur. Cardiovascular disease (eg, coronary insufficiency, arrhythmias, hypertension). Diabetes. Hyperthyroidism. Seizure disorders. Reevaluate periodically. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid MAOIs, tricyclics within 14 days (increased cardiovascular effects). Oral sympathomimetics: not recommended. Antagonized by β-blockers. Monitor digoxin. Caution with other drugs that may lower serum potassium (eg, diuretics).

Adverse Reactions:

Tremor, nervousness, headache, dizziness, excitement, insomnia, weakness, pharyngitis, rhinitis, tachycardia, epistaxis, hypokalemia, local irritation, paradoxical bronchospasm; immediate hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rash, urticaria, angioedema).

How Supplied:

Inhalation aerosol (w. dose counter)—8.5g (200 inh)

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