PROVENTIL-HFA Reviews

Average Rating: 1.2 (46 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR PROVENTIL-HFACOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 1  Asthma Garbage don't take this medicating major headache!!!! I'll stick with ventolin M 34 30 days
1X D
11/17/2021
 1  Asthma This inhaler said in the label 200 puffs not true not even a 100 and most of the time do not work someone need to report this brand inhaler Proventil the yellow inhaler metered you get more sick because you don't get your medicine No good no bueno M 50 0 days
1X D
8/11/2020
 5  ASTHMA NONE F 65 15 years
2X AN
9/6/2014
 1  Asthma i wish there were ANY effects, let alone side effects. I have been using this product on and off since the switch from CFC inhalers. I seriously don't understand whats wrong with this inhaler. should i stand on my head upside down to get this to go into my lungs or something? It takes about 6-10puffs for me to get ANY relief from an asthma attack. even after 10 puffs i usually don't get MUCH relief at all and i'm still wheezing like an animal. I've gone through one of these inhalers in two days because they are so cruddy. Now i buy the Asthmanefrin from wal-mart only because its a one puff wonder. its more like a nebulizer you can take around with you, but it works just as well as the old CFC inhalers did. I feel like making a youtube video where i spray the amount of cfc that came out of the old inhalers from everyone in the world in one day. it would take about 1 can of aerosol spray to emulate. this was an evil bill. bring back CFC M 21 3 years
6-10puffs 5X D
1/30/2014
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 1  Asthma Light Headed, Passing out, Heart Palpitations, Heavy pounding Heart and Head Aches. Severe stress and lack of sleep as a result of not knowing what was wrong with me for several months. A $4000 emergency room visit. M 30
2 puffs 2X D
3/9/2011
 1  rescue inhaler for asthma attack It does not seem to get deep enough into my lungs. There is very little difference in my peak flow meter readings before and after usage. I carry it with me, but I have had to revert to nebulizer treatments for real help. The HFA inhalers do not work and they are way too expensive. F 34
2 puffs 2X D
5/24/2010
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 1  asthma no side effects - unless you count not working. 5-6 puffs to get an effect. their recommend- breathe deeper (yeah! during an attack! JERKS!), clean properly, shake a billion times- crap. In the trash. Thank You Primetene Mist. Bought some CFC from India!!! the Next day. (Took weeks to arrive) Enough to last a long while. Got me through the winter. Primetene Mist got me through until the Albuterol from India got here. FDA doesn't care, politicians don't care, it makes no difference until maybe a few *children* - and it has to be little children because us old people don't matter to them - die and maybe the media gets and stays on it. Until then, no one will care. F 41
1 puff 1X AN
4/22/2010
 2  ASTHMA nervousness, temporary rapid heartbeat, laryngitis this medication is nowhere near as effective as it's predecessor. It takes more sprays and a longer period of time to obtain relief. M 47 5 years
1X W
4/9/2010
 1  asthma none-this drug does not wor this is a terrible drug.......as others have stated, it just does not work.....needing 3-6 puffs to obtain minimal relief. physicians also need to be educated re: prescribing it and pharmacists need to be educated re: dispensing it......one jerk of a pharmacist refused to refill it, though i was paying cash, stating you are using too much! F 49
3X D
3/31/2010
 1  Asthma Only side effect was...I couldn't breathe after using!! Proventil HFA is a joke in fact any of the HFA inhalers are a joke!! We need to go back to the CFC "Global Warming" causing inhalers. I switched back to Primatene Mist (they still use CFC delivery system) works so much better than the HFA inhalers. M 44 1 years
30 MG 4X D
2/23/2010
 1  asthma really bad headache the day after, coughing this inhaler works better then pro-air, but the headache I get after is completely unacceptable. BRING BACK CFC INHALERS!! F 26
1X AN
2/14/2010
 1  COPD Upon taking the inhaler, within 30 minutes I was having trouble breathing. I thought the first time I was getting the flu, after 5 days tried it again and ended up in ER. They said I did it wrong, but also that I had just about died because I got pure propellent the first 2 times. 5 days later I tried it the way they said and again ended up in ER, put on predisone and albutoral nebulizer. Still no strength, energy, now on oxygen 24 hours a day instead of just at night. The second time I tried it the Dr. in ER said the propellent just about did me in and the inhaler made a bad situation worse. This all started November 21 and I'm still weak. The Dr. said I'm allergic to the corn ethanol which is in the propellent.Each time I took the inhaler, there was 5 days in between. I advise not taking more than the dose as it can kill you. I'm still having trouble getting my air even on oxygen. Prior to using this inhaler I was playing pool and walking, now all I have energy to do is watch tv and sleep. It is now Dec. 18 and I don't know if I'm ever going to improve. They told me I'll be on oxygen full time the rest of my life. M 73 3 days
12/18/2009
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 1  I HAVE HAD ASTHMA FOR 49 YEARS WHAT SIDE EFFECTS!!! THE NEW HFA PROVENTIL IS AN ABSOLUTE JOKE. IT TAKES 6 TO EIGHT PUFFS TO GET ANY RELIEF, AND THEN I STILL I DO NOT FEEL IT WORKS AS WELL AS THE OLD PROVENTIL. HOW MANY NEW ASTHMA RELATED DEATHS HAVE THERE BEEN SINCE THE SWITCH IN MEDICATION? PAM I NO LONGER AM ABLE TO EXERCISE BECAUSE I AM AFRAID OF A SUDDEN ASTHMA ATTACK AND THAT THE NEW HFA INHALER WILL NOT WORK. M 61 30 years
11/24/2009
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 1  proventil HFA Doesn't relieve asthma symptoms. I have to use more than the recommended dose in order to get minimal relief. One puff used to work, now with the new med, it takes 2 to 3 puffs. It is very scary during an attack. Please bring back the old meds; this product sucks! I have complained to my doctor and pharmacist; they both say they haven't heard any other complaints, really? Everyone I know with asthma is complaining. What can we do as consumers of this product? Are we going to have to start dying before someone listens? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. F 48 1.5 years
10/30/2009
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 1  Asthma and COPD Few effects of any kind, neither positive or negative. My old CFC Albuterol inhalers were fast and effective. Using the HFA inhalers is like using nothing for 3 or 4 times the price. It appears that a change that was meant to benefit the environment was really a benefit for the pharmaceutical industry, leaving many patients breathless and suffering. F 60 1 years
8/25/2009
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 1  Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency I have A1AD/emphysema. I have terrible asthma attacks. Basically, breathing for me is like sucking air through a straw. This stuff is crap! I refuse to use it. I spend ENOUGH on medication to be able to breathe - this stuff is too expensive. No generic brand availible. Environmentally safe? Are you kidding me? We put stuff in outer space, we have factory pollution and car pollution -- but YEAH, let's pick on the sick people who NEED albuterol in order to breath?!!! This is a joke - only I'm not laughing. I would LOVE to meet the idiots who came up with this idea & executed it! F 43
8/7/2009
 1  asthma jitters, mouth sores, NO RELIEF WHATSOEVER I just finished off the last of my final "old" albuterol inhaler. I guess I'm going to have to start lugging my nebulizer with me everywhere I go b/c Proventil just doesn't work. My doctor & pharmacist both say that all their asthma patients report the same thing. It is crazy to me that the old albuterol inhalers were banned due to CFC. It was OK for humans to breath them into our lungs, but not OK for the environment-WTF??? I'm all for being good stewards of the earth's resources but this is environmentalism run amok!!! F 44 7 days
6/30/2009
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 1  Asthma Not being able to breath due to ineffectiveness of Proventil. Proventil DOESN'T WORK! The old albuterol inhalers work great. OTC Primatene Mist works better than Proventil. What the heck is the government doing? I'm quite curious to find out if the death rate from asthma attacks is going to increase dramatically due to the poor performance of Proventil. Can the families of those who died sue the federal government? I have met so many people that comment on the new Proventil not working that it's ridiculous...I guess it's not just me. The other day I found an albuterol inhaler that had a little left in it--WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I could BREATHE! I want my albuterol back! M 4 months
4/29/2009
 1   None, it's useless. Provides absolutely no relief. As a poor-ish college student, i simply can't afford to chuck out $40 every month for this stuff so i find myself being frugal with its usage and walking around wheezing. i'm thankful my asthma isn't as bad as it used to be, or i'd be in a lot of trouble. F 22 3 months
3/7/2009
 1  Asthma Does not work like the old albuterol inhalers AT ALL. I was newly diagnosed with asthma and never smoked. I now have to buy theis HFA inhaler for $40.00(tier 2) and I am a senior and it only lasts me around 10-15 days at most and it just is not working. I cannot afford this much money and I NEED to breath. Something is totally wrong that they are charging full price for a generic. too expensive and does not work like I and others need it to work. M 66 2 months
2/10/2009
  

PROVENTIL-HFA  (ALBUTEROL SULFATE):  Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is also used to prevent asthma brought on by exercise. It is a quick-relief drug. Albuterol belongs to a class of drugs known as bronchodilators. It works in the airways by opening breathing passages and relaxing muscles. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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