FDA is discontinuing 7 asthma inhalers :
ALUPENT -(metaporoterenol) - June 2010
TILADE -(nedocromil)- June 2010
AZMACORT -(cromolyn) June 2011
AEROBID - (FLUNISOLIDE) - jULY 2011
COMBIVENT - (albuterol and ipratropium in combination) Jan 2014
MAXAIR autohaler -(pirbuterol) - Jan 2014
These inhalers rely on CHLOROFLUOCARBON propellants to deliver the meds to the lungs. They are perfectly safe to the person, but the CFC can damage the Ozone Layer.
New meds are out there - will use a propellant in place of CFC to deliver medication to the lungs.
It will feel different and could take some adjustment. If can't use the new style - ask Dr. to try powder inhaler or liquid meds that work with Nebulizer machines.
If using meds when the switch comes - can finish it before switching to new models. You won't be able to refill after the cut off dates.
I guess this is something else we are going to have to get use to. I wonder what the new prices are going to be on this?I also wonder how this is going to affect us, watching for reactions to new kinds of meds, side effects and all.
I will take each day as it comes.
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