What's Different About The New HFA Inhalers for Asthma? Twitter Updates

Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes What's Different About The New HFA Inhalers for asthma? The Tampa Tribune: http://tinyurl.com/8w7u2y


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes HFA inhalers are more expensive because any drug combined with a new propellant is considered a new drug by FDA http://tinyurl.com/8w7u2y


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes The new albuterol HFA inhalers cost $30 to $60, whereas the CFC inhalers ran about $5 to $25 apiece http://tinyurl.com/8w7u2y


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes New HFA inhalers contain 200 puffs, more than enough to last months for everyone whose asthma is well-controlled http://tinyurl.com/8w7u2y


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes 3 of new the HFA inhalers (Proventil, ProAir & Ventolin) dispense albuterol, 4th (Xopenex) contains levalbuterol http://tinyurl.com/8w7u2y


Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes You have to clean your new HFA inhaler at least once a week http://tinyurl.com/8w7u2y


A $9-albuterol (Ventolin) HFA inhaler is available from Wal-Mart. It is less expensive than most HFA inhalers but it contains only 90 "puffs" as opposed to 200 "puffs" for all other albuterol inhalers.

References:
What's Different About The New HFA Inhalers? The Tampa Tribune.
Doctors Hear Gripes About HFA Inhalers. Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today, 03/2009.

Updated: 03/22/2009

1 comment:

  1. Some folks are having some major problems with the new HFA inhalers.

    Read the thousands of complaints:
    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/saveCFCinhalers/signatures.html

    This particular petition has 4000 signatures and is growing everyday. There are also many

    complaints at consumer affairs:

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/health/hfa_inhalers.html

    More complaints:

    https://www.savecfcinhalers.org/Guestbook.php

    http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=20503&name=PROVENTIL-HFA

    http://www.opednews.com/populum/diarypage.php?did=11627

    If you are unhappy with the new HFA inhalers, kindly sign the petition to save CFC inhalers.

    http://www.savecfcinhalers.org

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