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Proair® HFA

Proair® HFA

Generic Name: Albuterol Sulfate


Proair® HFA

Instructions for use

  1. Wash and dry your hands well.
  2. Remove the mouthpiece cover and check for loose parts inside the mouthpiece.
  3. Prime the inhaler into the air away from your face if the unit is new or your have not been used it for 2 weeks.
  4. Sit up straight or stand up.
  5. Shake inhaler well before each spray.
  6. Hold the inhaler so the mouthpiece is at the bottom and the canister points upward. Fully exhale from your mouth.
  7. Place the mouthpiece between your lips. Make sure that your tongue is flat under the mouthpiece and does not block the opening.
  8. Seal your lips around the mouthpiece.
  9. Push the canister all the way down into the plastic sleeve as you begin to slowly take a deep breath through your mouth for 5 seconds.
  10. Hold your breath for 10 seconds. If you cannot hold your breath for 10 seconds, then hold your breath for as long as possible.
  11. If you need another dose, wait 1 minute and repeat steps 4-11.
  12. Replace the mouthpiece cover after each use. Store in a cool dry place.

Key product details

Medication Class & Use

  • Short-acting bronchodilator (also called rescue inhaler, fast acting inhaler, short-acting beta-2 agonist or SABA): Starts working quickly to relax the muscles that tighten around the airways and make breathing easier. The medicine usually lasts 3-4 hours.
  • Use for fast relief.


  • Usual Dosing: 2 puffs every 4-6 hours as needed (max dose 12 puffs in 24 hours).
  • Prevention of Exercise Induced bronchospasm: 2 puffs 15-30 min prior to exercise.
  • Each inhaler contains 200 inhalations.


  • Priming: 3 sprays before first use and if not used within 2 weeks.


  • Inhaler is empty when dose counter reads 0 and background is solid red.
  • Refill reminder: Numbers turn red when 20 doses remain.


  • Remove canister and wash mouthpiece with warm water weekly. Let air dry. Inhaler may stop spraying if not properly cleaned.


  1. Galvin WF, Dunn PJ, Kallstrom TJ. A Patient’s Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery. American Association for Respiratory Care; 2010.
  2. Product Information: PROAIR(R) HFA oral inhalation aerosol, albuterol sulfate oral inhalation aerosol. Teva Respiratory, LLC, Horsham, PA, 2016.

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