ProAir HFA is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent and treat bronchospasms in people age 4 and older. ProAir HFA is also known by its drug name, Albuterol. Albuterol is also marketed under the brand names Ventolin and Proventil. ProAir HFA is sometimes prescribed to treat respiratory symptoms in people with food allergies. Since the FDA has not approved ProAir HFA specifically for this usage, it may be considered “off-label.”
ProAir HFA is a bronchodilator, a drug that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles in the lungs, making it easier to breathe. ProAir HFA is believed to work by relaxing smooth muscles in the airways. ProAir HFA is considered a short-acting bronchodilator.
How do I take it?
ProAir HFA is taken as needed or before exercise every four to six hours.
ProAir HFA comes as an inhaler.
The FDA-approved label for ProAir HFA lists common side effects including headache, pain, dizziness, cold symptoms, and fast heartbeat (tachycardia).
Rare but serious side effects listed for ProAir HFA include heart problems, changes in blood glucose, and paradoxical bronchospasm.
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