Proventil is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Proventil treats or prevents bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. This includes bronchitis, emphysema, and asthmatic attacks. Proventil is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
Proventil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Benefits of Proventil
Proventil is a bronchodilator used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. This includes bronchitis, emphysema, and asthmatic attacks. Proventil is also used to prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm.
Some of the benefits of using Proventil include:
1. Relief from bronchospasm and improved breathing in people with reversible obstructive airway disease.
2. prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.
3. Fast-acting formula that begins working within minutes.
4. Easy-to-use inhaler device
Precautions and Side Effects
Before using Proventil, be sure to tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, especially:
1. Heart disease or high blood pressure;
2. A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
4. An overactive thyroid;
5. Seizures; or
6. Asthma or allergies.
You may not be able to use Proventil if you have any of the conditions listed above. Also, be sure to tell your doctor about all other medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and herbal remedies. Some medicines can interact with Proventil and should not be used simultaneously. Proventil is generally well tolerated, with the most common side effects being headache, dizziness, tremor, and nervousness. More serious side effects include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and seizures. Stop using Proventil and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects.
Proventil’s benefits include relief from bronchospasm and improved breathing in people with reversible obstructive airway disease, prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm, fast-acting formula that begins working within minutes, easy-to-use inhaler device.
Proventil is rapidly absorbed following inhalation. The bioavailability of Proventil is 100%. The elimination half-life of Proventil is about 3 to 4 hours.
How to Use Proventil
Proventil is generally used every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use Proventil exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it, and do not use it more often than prescribed by your doctor. If you are using Proventil regularly, use a missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten one.
To use Proventil
1. Open the package and remove the device
2. Place the mouthpiece between your teeth and close your lips around it, then breathe in quickly and deeply
3. Hold your breath for 10 seconds or as long as is comfortable, then breathe out slowly
4. If you are using more than one inhalation of Proventil at a time, wait at least 1 minute before using the second inhalation and shake the inhaler again
5. The canister should always point downwards when you are using the inhaler
6. After you have used all the doses in the canister, throw it away and replace it with a new one
Proventil is a bronchodilator that relaxes the muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs. Proventil treats or prevents bronchospasm in people with reversible obstructive airway disease. This includes bronchitis, emphysema, and asthmatic attacks. Proventil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Store Proventil at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep the medicine canister away from open flame or high heat. The inhaler may stop working as well if it is not used correctly. Be sure to follow all instructions for proper cleaning and use of this medication Proventil HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol is a pressurized metered-dose aerosable aerosable aerosable inhaler (MDI), containing a microcrystalline suspension of albuterol sulfate in propellant HFA-134a (1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane). It contains no other excipients. Albuterol sulfate has the chemical name α1-[(tert-butylamino)methyl]-4-hydroxy-m-xylene-α,α’-diol sulfate (2:1)(salt) and the following structural formula
Interaction with other drugs
Proventil may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications that you are taking. Proventil should not be used during pregnancy unless the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding
This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you can safely perform such activities. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if this medicine stops working well. If bronchospasm occurs following dosing with Proventil HFA Inhalation Aerosol, it should be treated immediately with an inhaled, short-acting bronchodilator.
Albuterol sulfate was not mutagenic in the Ames test with or without metabolic activation using tester strains of Salmonella typhimurium (Salmonella typhimurium TA1537, TA1538, and TA98) and Escherichia coli WP2 uvrA pKM101. Albuterol sulfate was not clastogenic in a human peripheral lymphocyte assay or in an AH1 mouse micronucleus assay.