Generic Name: Albuterol Sulfate
Instructions for use
- Wash and dry your hands well.
- Remove the mouthpiece cover and check for loose parts inside the mouthpiece.
- 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.
- Sit up straight or stand up.
- Shake inhaler well before each spray.
- Hold the inhaler so the mouthpiece is at the bottom and the canister points upward. Fully exhale from your mouth.
- Place the mouthpiece between your lips. Make sure that your tongue is flat under the mouthpiece and does not block the opening.
- Seal your lips around the mouthpiece.
- 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.
- Hold your breath for 10 seconds. If you cannot hold your breath for 10 seconds, then hold your breath for as long as possible.
- If you need another dose, wait 1 minute and repeat steps 4-11.
- 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.
- Galvin WF, Dunn PJ, Kallstrom TJ. A Patient’s Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery. American Association for Respiratory Care; 2010.
- Product Information: PROAIR(R) HFA oral inhalation aerosol, albuterol sulfate oral inhalation aerosol. Teva Respiratory, LLC, Horsham, PA, 2016.
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