Generic Name: Albuterol Sulfate
Instructions for use
- Wash and dry your hands well.
- Do not shake the inhaler.
- Hold inhaler upright and open the cap all the way until you hear a click.
- Breathe out through your mouth away from the inhaler.
- Close your lips tightly around the mouthpiece.
- Breathe in deeply through your mouth. Be careful not to block the air vent on the inhaler with your lips or fingers.
- Remove the mouthpiece and hold your breath for 10 seconds or as long as comfortable.
- Breathe out through your mouth slowly, away from the inhaler.
- Close the inhaler cap firmly after each inhalation. This gets the inhaler ready for the next dose.
- If you need to take another dose, be sure to close the cap and repeat steps 3-9.
- Store inhaler in a cool, dry place.
Important: Open the inhaler only if you are ready to take your dose. The counter counts down by 1 each time you open and close the cover. You will lose the dose if you close the cover without taking the medicine.
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 (Age 4 and older): 2 puffs every 4-6 hours as needed (max dose 12 puffs in 24 hours).
- In some patients, 1 inhalation every 4 hours may be sufficient
- Prevention of Exercise Induced bronchospasm (Age 4 and older): 2 puffs 15-30 min prior to exercise.
- Each inhaler contains 200 inhalations.
- No priming needed.
- Inhaler is empty when dose counter reads 0 and background is solid red.
- Refill reminder: Numbers turn red when 20 doses remain.
- Discard inhaler 13 months after opening foil package or when no doses remain, whichever comes first.
- Keep inhaler dry at all times. Wipe with dry tissue or cloth as needed.
- Do not use if patient has severe allergy to milk proteins or lactose.
- Do not use with a spacer or volume holder device.
- Galvin WF, Dunn PJ, Kallstrom TJ. A Patient’s Guide to Aerosol Drug Delivery. American Association for Respiratory Care; 2010.
- Product Information: PROAIR RESPICLICK inhalation powder, albuterol sulfate inhalation powder. Teva Respiratory, LLC, Horsham, PA 19044. 2016.
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