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Proair RespiClick

Proair RespiClick®

Generic Name: Albuterol Sulfate

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Proair RespiClick

Instructions for use

  1. Wash and dry your hands well.
  2. Do not shake the inhaler.
  3. Hold inhaler upright and open the cap all the way until you hear a click.
  4. Breathe out through your mouth away from the inhaler.
  5. Close your lips tightly around the mouthpiece.
  6. Breathe in deeply through your mouth. Be careful not to block the air vent on the inhaler with your lips or fingers.
  7. Remove the mouthpiece and hold your breath for 10 seconds or as long as comfortable.
  8. Breathe out through your mouth slowly, away from the inhaler.
  9. Close the inhaler cap firmly after each inhalation. This gets the inhaler ready for the next dose.
  10. If you need to take another dose, be sure to close the cap and repeat steps 3-9.
  11. 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.

Dosing

  • 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.

Priming

  • No priming needed.

Refill

  • 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.

Cleaning

  • Keep inhaler dry at all times. Wipe with dry tissue or cloth as needed.

Other

  • Do not use if patient has severe allergy to milk proteins or lactose.
  • Do not use with a spacer or volume holder device.

References

  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 RESPICLICK inhalation powder, albuterol sulfate inhalation powder. Teva Respiratory, LLC, Horsham, PA 19044. 2016.

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