New Asthma Inhaler Will Cost More

New Asthma Inhaler Will Cost More

There are 72 comments on the Ivanhoe.com story from Mar 30, 2007, titled New Asthma Inhaler Will Cost More. In it, Ivanhoe.com reports that:

“In terms of the performance in relieving an asthma attack and side effects, there is no difference [between the inhalers]”

A new ingredient used in asthma inhalers won't put a hole in the ozone layer, but it could put a dent in your pocketbook, according to the results of a new study. via Ivanhoe.com

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Ivanhoe.com.

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Rebecca Browning

Baton Rouge, LA

#1 Apr 30, 2007
I am an asthma sufferer and can't believe they are taking the medicaton from us that works the best when we are in respitory distress. I have spoken to people that have had to change to the new inhalers and they are not working as well as the albuterol inhalers. The albuterol inhaler medication goes directly into our lungs not in the environment. We are the ones that will suffer.
Susan Combs

Bensalem, PA

#2 Apr 30, 2007
Rebecca...Please don't feel alone. So many of us are suffering right now. Please follow the link below and sign the petition we started to fight this. Read some of the comments from others who are trying to get this taken care. Thank You.
Susan
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/300...

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#3 Apr 30, 2007
Rebecca Browning wrote:
I am an asthma sufferer and can't believe they are taking the medicaton from us that works the best when we are in respitory distress. I have spoken to people that have had to change to the new inhalers and they are not working as well as the albuterol inhalers. The albuterol inhaler medication goes directly into our lungs not in the environment. We are the ones that will suffer.
Rebecca,

This isn't really new, as articles I have seen dates back to last year. However it didn't hit everyone at the same time based on local supply factors.

Now, if you are having problems I agree with the article that you should try out the other inhalers but I can say that Ventolin or Xopen are likely your best choice or hope. Otherwise you may have no choice to go with nebulizer treatments which are not really for any portability use.

Another help is Spiriva. Personally the stuff rocks, but you have to be breathing ok to use it. It is what you call a preventive, to use less of the Albuterol (or Xopenex, my brand).

Since: Mar 07

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jun 12, 2007
WARRICK CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS NOW AVAILABLE!

1. GO TO OUR PETITION AND FIND THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GILLESPIES PHARMACY- and remind yourself what it feels like to breathe freely again.

2. While you are there, SIGN THE PETITION TO SAVE CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, FILE A COMPLAINT BY TELEPHONE WITH THE FDA AGAINST THE NEW HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS (phone number in HUGE RED NUMBERS- IF you have a medical complaint).

3. TELL THEM YOU WANT YOUR NAME PLACED ON THE LIST (YES, they ARE collecting names) OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SAVE CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS!

ACT NOW! DO NOT WAIT!

GO HERE NOW:

http://tinyurl.com/3bul5u

You never know. We may get lucky, despite everything you've heard.

BUT EVERYONE MUST FILE COMPLAINTS (IF they have MEDICAL complaints) WITH THE FDA NOW!

YOU SNOOZE,
YOU LOSE.
FOREVER.

Art

P.S. DO NOT BELIEVE THE BIG LIE THAT HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS HAVE "THE SAME MEDICINE" AS CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS. THAT'S TOTAL BULLSHIT!!

1. HFA propellent is NOT as safe as CFC propellent! Schering-Plough says: "Rapid heart beat, vomiting, chest pain, and palpitation occurred more frequently with PROVENTIL® HFA (than with Proventil CFC).

2. HFA inhalers use ALBUTEROL SULFATE unlike CFC inhalers which use ALBUTEROL BASE. MANY PEOPLE are ALLERGIC TO SULFATES. This MAY or MAY NOT be a factor.

3. TWO OF THE THREE HFA INHALERS (IVAX/TEVA PROAIR and PROVENTIL) USE ETHANOL AS AN EXCIPIENT (to disperse the medication). MANY PEOPLE MAY SUFFER BREATHING AND OTHER PROBLEMS FROM ETHANOL, WHICH IS IN LARGE ENOUGH DOSES TO AFFECT BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVELS! CFC INHALERS USE OLEIC ACID AS AN EXCIPIENT WHICH IS HARMLESS.

4. BY FAR, WE RECEIVE MORE SERIOUS COMPLAINTS AGAINST IVAX/TEVA PROAIR HFA ALBUTEROL THAN ANY OTHER HFA.(We suspect that's because IVAX/TEVA PROAIR uses ONLY ETHANOL AS AN EXCIPIENT- unlike PROVENTIL, which uses a combination of ETHANOL and OLEIC ACID as an excipient- and is #2 in complaints.

VENTOLIN USES NO ETHANOL- and has the FEWEST complaints- but we HAVE had some BAD VENTOLIN COMPLAINTS also.

5. Are these MEDICAL PROBLEMS due to the HFA propellent, the SULFATES, the ETHANOL (except in VENTOLIN) a COMBINATION of these things, or SOMETHING ELSE? We don't know, but we DO know that SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG WITH THESE HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS as far as MANY PATIENTS are concerned. JUST READ THE PETITION COMMENTS!

6. DEMAND THAT YOUR MD WRITE A "NO IVAX/TEVA PROAIR" PRESCRIPTION FOR YOU. DO NOT USE IVAX/TEVA PROAIR ALBUTEROL AT ALL. PERIOD. END OF STORY. IN OUR OPINION, IT IS POISON GAS FOR
ASTHMATICS. IF YOUR DOCTOR REFUSES YOUR REQUEST FOR A "NO IVAX/TEVA PROAIR" PRESCRIPTION- HE OR SHE IS AN IDIOT, AND YOU MUST NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT! JUST GET A NEW DOCTOR!

Now get over to our petition and DO YOUR PART NOW, and get yourself some nice refreshing CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS FROM GILLESPIES while you're there.(We do not make ANY MONEY from GILLESPIES SALES of these CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS, by the way. It's a free referral service we offer to our petitioners.)

DO IT NOW:

http://tinyurl.com/3bul5u
Dr L

Waltham, MA

#5 Jun 13, 2007
Arthur Abramson wrote:
WARRICK CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS NOW AVAILABLE!
1. GO TO OUR PETITION AND FIND THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GILLESPIES PHARMACY- and remind yourself what it feels like to breathe freely again.
2. While you are there, SIGN THE PETITION TO SAVE CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, FILE A COMPLAINT BY TELEPHONE WITH THE FDA AGAINST THE NEW HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS (phone number in HUGE RED NUMBERS- IF you have a medical complaint).
3. TELL THEM YOU WANT YOUR NAME PLACED ON THE LIST (YES, they ARE collecting names) OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SAVE CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS!
ACT NOW! DO NOT WAIT!
GO HERE NOW:
http://tinyurl.com/3bul5u
You never know. We may get lucky, despite everything you've heard.
BUT EVERYONE MUST FILE COMPLAINTS (IF they have MEDICAL complaints) WITH THE FDA NOW!
YOU SNOOZE,
YOU LOSE.
FOREVER.
Art
P.S. DO NOT BELIEVE THE BIG LIE THAT HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS HAVE "THE SAME MEDICINE" AS CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS. THAT'S TOTAL BULLSHIT!!
1. HFA propellent is NOT as safe as CFC propellent! Schering-Plough says: "Rapid heart beat, vomiting, chest pain, and palpitation occurred more frequently with PROVENTIL® HFA (than with Proventil CFC).
2. HFA inhalers use ALBUTEROL SULFATE unlike CFC inhalers which use ALBUTEROL BASE. MANY PEOPLE are ALLERGIC TO SULFATES. This MAY or MAY NOT be a factor.
3. TWO OF THE THREE HFA INHALERS (IVAX/TEVA PROAIR and PROVENTIL) USE ETHANOL AS AN EXCIPIENT (to disperse the medication). MANY PEOPLE MAY SUFFER BREATHING AND OTHER PROBLEMS FROM ETHANOL, WHICH IS IN LARGE ENOUGH DOSES TO AFFECT BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVELS! CFC INHALERS USE OLEIC ACID AS AN EXCIPIENT WHICH IS HARMLESS.
4. BY FAR, WE RECEIVE MORE SERIOUS COMPLAINTS AGAINST IVAX/TEVA PROAIR HFA ALBUTEROL THAN ANY OTHER HFA.(We suspect that's because IVAX/TEVA PROAIR uses ONLY ETHANOL AS AN EXCIPIENT- unlike PROVENTIL, which uses a combination of ETHANOL and OLEIC ACID as an excipient- and is #2 in complaints.
VENTOLIN USES NO ETHANOL- and has the FEWEST complaints- but we HAVE had some BAD VENTOLIN COMPLAINTS also.
5. Are these MEDICAL PROBLEMS due to the HFA propellent, the SULFATES, the ETHANOL (except in VENTOLIN) a COMBINATION of these things, or SOMETHING ELSE? We don't know, but we DO know that SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG WITH THESE HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS as far as MANY PATIENTS are concerned. JUST READ THE PETITION COMMENTS!
6. DEMAND THAT YOUR MD WRITE A "NO IVAX/TEVA PROAIR" PRESCRIPTION FOR YOU. DO NOT USE IVAX/TEVA PROAIR ALBUTEROL AT ALL. PERIOD. END OF STORY. IN OUR OPINION, IT IS POISON GAS FOR
ASTHMATICS. IF YOUR DOCTOR REFUSES YOUR REQUEST FOR A "NO IVAX/TEVA PROAIR" PRESCRIPTION- HE OR SHE IS AN IDIOT, AND YOU MUST NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT! JUST GET A NEW DOCTOR!
Now get over to our petition and DO YOUR PART NOW, and get yourself some nice refreshing CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS FROM GILLESPIES while you're there.(We do not make ANY MONEY from GILLESPIES SALES of these CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS, by the way. It's a free referral service we offer to our petitioners.)
DO IT NOW:
http://tinyurl.com/3bul5u
There is absolutely NO PROVEN DATA to support the allegations made. Scientific data does not support most of what the cretin states!
Dr L

Waltham, MA

#6 Jun 13, 2007
Arthur Abramson wrote:
WARRICK CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS NOW AVAILABLE!
1. GO TO OUR PETITION AND FIND THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GILLESPIES PHARMACY- and remind yourself what it feels like to breathe freely again.
2. While you are there, SIGN THE PETITION TO SAVE CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, FILE A COMPLAINT BY TELEPHONE WITH THE FDA AGAINST THE NEW HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS (phone number in HUGE RED NUMBERS- IF you have a medical complaint).
3. TELL THEM YOU WANT YOUR NAME PLACED ON THE LIST (YES, they ARE collecting names) OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SAVE CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS!
ACT NOW! DO NOT WAIT!
GO HERE NOW:
http://tinyurl.com/3bul5u
You never know. We may get lucky, despite everything you've heard.
BUT EVERYONE MUST FILE COMPLAINTS (IF they have MEDICAL complaints) WITH THE FDA NOW!
YOU SNOOZE,
YOU LOSE.
FOREVER.
Art
P.S. DO NOT BELIEVE THE BIG LIE THAT HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS HAVE "THE SAME MEDICINE" AS CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS. THAT'S TOTAL BULLSHIT!!
1. HFA propellent is NOT as safe as CFC propellent! Schering-Plough says: "Rapid heart beat, vomiting, chest pain, and palpitation occurred more frequently with PROVENTIL® HFA (than with Proventil CFC).
2. HFA inhalers use ALBUTEROL SULFATE unlike CFC inhalers which use ALBUTEROL BASE. MANY PEOPLE are ALLERGIC TO SULFATES. This MAY or MAY NOT be a factor.
3. TWO OF THE THREE HFA INHALERS (IVAX/TEVA PROAIR and PROVENTIL) USE ETHANOL AS AN EXCIPIENT (to disperse the medication). MANY PEOPLE MAY SUFFER BREATHING AND OTHER PROBLEMS FROM ETHANOL, WHICH IS IN LARGE ENOUGH DOSES TO AFFECT BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVELS! CFC INHALERS USE OLEIC ACID AS AN EXCIPIENT WHICH IS HARMLESS.
4. BY FAR, WE RECEIVE MORE SERIOUS COMPLAINTS AGAINST IVAX/TEVA PROAIR HFA ALBUTEROL THAN ANY OTHER HFA.(We suspect that's because IVAX/TEVA PROAIR uses ONLY ETHANOL AS AN EXCIPIENT- unlike PROVENTIL, which uses a combination of ETHANOL and OLEIC ACID as an excipient- and is #2 in complaints.
VENTOLIN USES NO ETHANOL- and has the FEWEST complaints- but we HAVE had some BAD VENTOLIN COMPLAINTS also.
5. Are these MEDICAL PROBLEMS due to the HFA propellent, the SULFATES, the ETHANOL (except in VENTOLIN) a COMBINATION of these things, or SOMETHING ELSE? We don't know, but we DO know that SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG WITH THESE HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS as far as MANY PATIENTS are concerned. JUST READ THE PETITION COMMENTS!
6. DEMAND THAT YOUR MD WRITE A "NO IVAX/TEVA PROAIR" PRESCRIPTION FOR YOU. DO NOT USE IVAX/TEVA PROAIR ALBUTEROL AT ALL. PERIOD. END OF STORY. IN OUR OPINION, IT IS POISON GAS FOR
ASTHMATICS. IF YOUR DOCTOR REFUSES YOUR REQUEST FOR A "NO IVAX/TEVA PROAIR" PRESCRIPTION- HE OR SHE IS AN IDIOT, AND YOU MUST NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT! JUST GET A NEW DOCTOR!
Now get over to our petition and DO YOUR PART NOW, and get yourself some nice refreshing CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS FROM GILLESPIES while you're there.(We do not make ANY MONEY from GILLESPIES SALES of these CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS, by the way. It's a free referral service we offer to our petitioners.)
DO IT NOW:
http://tinyurl.com/3bul5u
There is absolutely NO PROVEN DATA to support the allegations made. Scientific data does not support most of what the cretin states!
Dr Manishankar Butto

Waltham, MA

#7 Jun 13, 2007
hello, I am a visating colligue of seviril doctors who are on this site. I totaly agree with Dr L, a felow physisian in the same ospital. There is no data to suport these conclusion. In my country I practise pulmonary medisine in Bombay and have treated eveybodys except peoples who are in class of "untouchables". In my practise, I have cured many peoples and find now that the new medications are very good. Be very careful of asuming the worst without good data.

Since: Mar 07

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jun 13, 2007
WARNING:‘DR. L’(aka DR. VINNIGUMPA aka CHIEF PULMONARY MD aka Dr. MANISHANKAR BUTTO- ALL FROM WALTHAM, MA) IS A PSYCHIATRIC BASKET CASE AND A VERY POORLY INFORMED MD. IGNORE HIM. I TOLD YOU THAT HE WOULD CONTINUE TO CHANGE PSEUDONYMS EARLIER- AND HE HAS- AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.)

For all intents and purposes, HFA ALBUTEROL INHALERS ARE NEW DRUGS FIRST INTRODUCED EN MASSE IN 2007- AND THE PATIENT RESPONSE HAS BEEN MASSIVELY, VIOLENTLY NEGATIVE (read petition comments here: http://tinyurl.com/3bul5u ).

Yes, it’s true that Proventil HFA was introduced in the US in 1996, but it’s also true that there have been problems reported with it, very similar to what patients are complaining about today:

Bamber MG. Difficulties with CFC-free salbutamol inhaler, The Lancet 1996; 348 (21/28) 1737

Further, common sense suggests that any patients who tried Proventil HFA since 1996 or Ventolin HFA since 2004 and had any complaints about either of them, simply went back to CFC ALBUTEROL- WHICH HAS MASSIVELY DOMINATED THE ALBUTEROL MARKET UNTIL 2007- and THIS is why HFA inhalers- particulary MARKET LEADER AND COMPLAINT LEADER IVAX/TEVA PROAIR (aka ‘MAXIMUM ETHANOL, POISON GAS FOR ASTHMATICS’)- MUST BE LOOKED AT AS THOUGH THEY ARE NEW DRUGS, because in terms of SUBSTANTIAL POSTMARKETING DATA, THEY DAMN WELL ARE!

And for the record, I DON’T TRUST ‘patient acceptance’ of HFA albuterol inhalers in other countries. Since I don’t believe the GARBAGE DATA (ie,‘CFC INHALERS HARM THE OZONE LAYER’- WHAT COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT!) that constantly spews from our own FDA and EPA, why should I trust any OTHER country’s ‘FDA’ or ‘EPA’ when they report on ‘patient acceptance’ of HFA albuterol inhalers?

The MOST IMPORTANT PROOF OF SAFETY of ANY new drug (and as I’ve explained above, HFA albuterol inhalers MUST be considered to be new drugs as of 2007) is the POSTMARKETING DATA- the complaints generated when the drug gets into the hands of patients on a large scale (read this article and show it to any MD WHO SAYS THERE’S ‘NO PROOF’ THAT HFA ALBUTEROL ISN’T AS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE AS CFC ALBUTEROL: http://tinyurl.com/2zsmyb ).

ANY THOUGHTFUL, SEASONED CLINICIAN SHOULD BE ALARMED BY THIS IMMEDIATE, WIDESPREAD PATIENT REACTION. It usually takes YEARS to uncover a new drugs major adverse reactions- in the case of HFA albuterol inhalers- it only took WEEKS! IF YOUR MD DOES NOT TAKE YOUR HFA ALBUTEROL COMPLAINT SERIOUSLY, IF YOUR MD REFUSES TO GIVE YOU A “NO IVAX/TEVA PROAIR” PRESCRIPTION (try Ventolin, try Proventil, try Xopenex- get some WARRICK CFC [see details for Gillespies Pharmacy at our petition]- BUT NEVER USE IVAX/PROAIR!)- THEN GET A NEW DOCTOR!

Good luck to all albuterol users, and if you have not yet done so:

1) sign the petition
2) file a telephone complaint with the FDA (if you’ve had a problem with a HFA inhaler- FDA # IS AT THR PETITION IN BIG, RED NUMBERS)
3) Ask the FDA to put you on the list of people who want to SAVE CFC INHALERS (YES- they ARE collecting names of people who want to save CFC albuterol)
4) Call Gillespies for some WARRICK CFC ALBUTEROL if you want it
5) AND IGNORE THIS SCHMUCK MD ‘DR.L’ aka…aka…aka…aka… FROM WALTHAM, MA!)

DO IT NOW! ALL PHONE NUMBERS (FDA COMPLAINTS, GILLESPIES DRUGS FOR WARRICK CFC) ARE AT THE PETITION:

http://tinyurl.com/3bul5u

YOU SNOOZE,
YOU LOSE,
FOREVER!

Art
Dr L

Waltham, MA

#9 Jun 13, 2007
Clinical Results

A 12-week, randomized, double-blind trial compared Ventolin HFA to CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol and an HFA-134a placebo inhaler. The trial included adolescent and adult subjects (12-76 years of age) with mild to moderate asthma. Serial forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) measurements showed that two inhalations of Ventolin HFA produced a significantly greater improvement in FEV1 over the pretreatment value than placebo.

A second 12-week, randomized, double-blind trial evaluated the effectiveness of switching subjects from CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol to Ventolin HFA. In an initial run-in phase, all subjects received CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol. During the double-blind treatment phase, Ventolin HFA was compared to CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol and an HFA-134a placebo inhaler in adolescent and adult subjects with mild to moderate asthma. Serial FEV1 measurements showed that two inhalations of Ventolin HFA produced significantly greater improvement in pulmonary function than placebo. The switching from CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol inhaler to Ventolin HFA did not reveal any clinically significant changes in the efficacy profile.

Additionally, a two-week, randomized, double-blind trial was conducted to compare Ventolin HFA, CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol, and an HFA-134a placebo inhaler in 135 pediatric subjects (4-11 years old) with mild to moderate asthma. Serial pulmonary function measurements showed that two inhalations of Ventolin HFA produced significantly greater improvement in pulmonary function than placebo, and that there were no significant differences between the groups treated with Ventolin HFA and CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol.

A controlled trial in adult subjects with asthma showed that two inhalations of Ventolin HFA taken approximately 30 minutes prior to exercise significantly prevented exercise-induced bronchospasm compared to an HFA-134a placebo inhaler. In addition, Ventolin HFA was shown to be clinically comparable to a CFC 11/12-propelled albuterol inhaler for this indication.(from Ventolin HFA Product Information)
Dr L

Waltham, MA

#10 Jun 14, 2007
Good bye all...too much ignorance on this site! I will not contribute any longer and neither will my co-workers! Have fun with the mis-info you all post.
doris j alexander

Auburn, WA

#11 Jun 18, 2007
please put me on the list to get rid of the proair inhaler, as it gives mw problems. i need just the plai old warr abuyorol inhaler for my asthma.
Pepperchick

Opelika, AL

#13 Jun 19, 2007
I just wanted to put my 2 cents in here. I have been a nurse for 14 years and had worked in a physicians office in the pulmonary/sleep disorder department for over 5 years. I have taught many a person how to use an inhaler. I believe that it is much easier and more effective to use the powdered forms of inhalers. When I instructed patients on how to use a powdered inhaler and they said they didn't taste anything, I knew they did it right. Even the pulmonary patients that were already on inhalers, I would say at least 50% of them, didn't even properly administer their medicine. I reccomended to ALL patients to watch themselves in a mirror when they used the inhalers, to make sure that all of the "smoke" was inhaled. Thanks for reading!

Since: Feb 07

Sequim, WA

#14 Jun 20, 2007
You people ever try Advair?? It doesn't have all these environmental restricts like the others have...

Personally if they are taking any product for Asthmatics off the market because it is an aerosol and will hurt the environment, I feel those people who come up with this stuff should be lined up against a Brick Wall and cut down with a Machine Gun... Not for trying to get the law passed but for being a DUMB ASS.

We need to start cracking down on these Radical Tree Huggers and stop them from strong arming everyone for the good of the environment.

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#15 Jun 21, 2007
Joe in Port Angeles wrote:
You people ever try Advair?? It doesn't have all these environmental restricts like the others have...
Personally if they are taking any product for Asthmatics off the market because it is an aerosol and will hurt the environment, I feel those people who come up with this stuff should be lined up against a Brick Wall and cut down with a Machine Gun... Not for trying to get the law passed but for being a DUMB ASS.
We need to start cracking down on these Radical Tree Huggers and stop them from strong arming everyone for the good of the environment.
Advair is not a rescue inhaler (never to be used, if having an asthma attack), but a combination preventive that contains a corticosteroids along with a very dangerous long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist.(bronchodilator)

FDA already gives the product a black box (danger) warning, because a person is likely on a fast acting (rescue) bronchodilator. So mixing these 2 may result in death, so be warned of that.

Since: Feb 07

Sequim, WA

#16 Jun 21, 2007
Jack50 wrote:
<quoted text>
Advair is not a rescue inhaler (never to be used, if having an asthma attack), but a combination preventive that contains a corticosteroids along with a very dangerous long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist.(bronchodilator)
FDA already gives the product a black box (danger) warning, because a person is likely on a fast acting (rescue) bronchodilator. So mixing these 2 may result in death, so be warned of that.
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I just use Primatene Mist if needed but didn't know and don't know about the interactions... I will look into it. I have been using Primatene Mist mostly all my life except when I was a kid they had me on this drug called Marax and it was pretty nasty. Today I use just Advair 50/100 and find I rarely if ever have to use the Primatene Mist. However I do keep it close by. It has been 44 years and I can say Advair has freed me from my chains...

Thanks for the info I will check on those interactions.

Since: Feb 07

Sequim, WA

#17 Jun 21, 2007
PS.. Is Primatene Mist one of those that may be on the chopping block?

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#18 Jun 21, 2007
Joe in Port Angeles wrote:
PS.. Is Primatene Mist one of those that may be on the chopping block?
For the most part, yes!

They was warned many years ago of "D" day and seems like they have been dragging their feet for a reformulation. This reformulation process takes time as it has to go through testing and trials for approval. And it ain't cheap either.

Perhaps they were mistaken that some time extension would be available, but the CFC ban agreement is global. All US agencies must comply to the ban.

Since: Feb 07

Sequim, WA

#19 Jun 21, 2007
Jack50 wrote:
<quoted text>
For the most part, yes!
They was warned many years ago of "D" day and seems like they have been dragging their feet for a reformulation. This reformulation process takes time as it has to go through testing and trials for approval. And it ain't cheap either.
Perhaps they were mistaken that some time extension would be available, but the CFC ban agreement is global. All US agencies must comply to the ban.
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I would imagine this is why the price of Primatene has shot up so much.

Hairspray is one thing but I just cant see how it is possible that the Primatene and Primatene like products are going to ruin the atmosphere.. Another thing, exceptions should be made when Human Life is in question. I sometimes believe these type of restrictions are just attempts at Market Control. The price for a 30 day supply of Advair is $ 174.00.

Now I don't know about the rest of the people on this board but I'm not one that trust the corporations and their highly paid lobbyist. If they get rid of one product they should make the NEW available products more affordable for all. Medication in the US is a rip off. I realize we do all the R&D but I still feel it is way over priced. Why is it you can get the same products in Canada for half or less then half the price then we pay in the US. Why are the Pharmaceutical companies selling these products to Canada and elsewhere cheaper then to the citizens of the US. Its ridiculous and I feel its just corporate greed at its lowest.
Human vs Science

Stamford, CT

#20 Jun 24, 2007
Dr L wrote:
Good bye all...too much ignorance on this site! I will not contribute any longer and neither will my co-workers! Have fun with the mis-info you all post.
Do you consider human experience misinformation? Have you ever listened to your patients instead of relying on your scientific data?

Since: Mar 07

Columbus-

#21 Jun 24, 2007
Human vs Science wrote:
Do you consider human experience misinformation? Have you ever listened to your patients instead of relying on your scientific data?
Unfortunately, you would have to had followed Dr L and his other ego's to see he shows his posterior many times in calling others ignorant and liars.(there is other asthma topics back here he tried in ruining what others had already said as of last year. He never made much sense)

I made mention that some people need corticosteroids and he flipped. Later he then added back in what I earlier had said was true.

So basically most of what he was doing was trolling for arguments for a spin.

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