Inhaler alteration should help enviro...

Inhaler alteration should help environment

There are 8 comments on the Herald & Review story from Nov 7, 2007, titled Inhaler alteration should help environment. In it, Herald & Review reports that:

“They're not feeling the same type of pressure”

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandating that inhalers for asthma medication make a transition to become more environmentally friendly, some patients are feeling a bit confused about what the change ... via Herald & Review

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Since: Jun 07

Schoharie, NY

#1 Nov 16, 2007
By Dec. 31, 2008, all albuterol inhalers that use a chlorofluorocarbon dispensing mechanism will be replaced by the more environmentally sound hydrofluoroalkane mechanism. The decision came to gradually reduce the number of CFC inhalers to zero because they were contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer. Although patients won't feel quite as strong a puff as they dispense their medications, they'll still be getting an effective dose, Alexander said.

"They're not feeling the same type of pressure," she said, "so they think the inhaler is not working."

In actuality, Alexander said, the hydrofluoroalkane-based inhalers actually deliver medication more effectively because they don't spray as fast as their chlorofluorocarbon counterparts, and more medication is actually inhaled.

Since: Jun 07

Schoharie, NY

#2 Nov 16, 2007
that was part of the story.. but who do they think they are fooling.. we all can feel the difference of the new med not working.
annie19

Schenectady, NY

#3 Nov 16, 2007
I was using Albuteral for my Asthma, and I was getting relief from it. Now the Insurance TRICARE says I can no longer use thw Albuterol so I must go with out or use Proventil HFA, and believe me it sucks big time. I am using it more now then the other. My case manager suggested that if I am using it more to have my Dr. prescribe another inhaler or such to GO with the Proventil..Yah and more cost. The only ones who are getting any relief from this med is the suppliers (MAKERS) of this .......... What are we to do.......
Isn't it harmful to have to use the meds more then required ????
I am an old lady not in the rocking chair but if I continue this way I will be. I don't need this baloney. Thank you for allowing me to air my grievance.
Art

San Francisco, CA

#4 Nov 17, 2007
annie19,

Call GILLESPIE'S PHARMACY in Ohio and have them send you WARRICK INHALERS- their phone number is ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PETITION- HERE'S THE LINK:

http://tinyurl.com/yphmp4

(TOPIX won't let me post the phone number here, Pat- go to the petition to see it.)

Please, sign the petition and write your comment about Proventil.

Also, PLEASE file an on-line MedWatch complaint against Proventil- the link is in the upper right corner of the petition.

Good luck, annie19- I hope you feel better soon.

Art
Buster Erickson

France

#6 Feb 5, 2013
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
Bargeman

Sweden

#7 Apr 19, 2013
i wrote:
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
http://inhousegeneric.info very clear and informative site, simple ordering process and very fast delivery. All round excellent service - will use again.
Alexis

UAE

#9 Aug 15, 2013
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Gid

Helsinki, Finland

#13 Sep 10, 2013
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wont be taking the pills for another few weeks yet but all going well and they are good i would definetely recommend and purchase again from them.

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