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ProAir RespiClick is a drug used to treat or prevent bronchospasms in people with reversible obstructive airway disease, including asthma. It is a multi-dose breath-activated rescue inhaler that delivers a powder form of albuterol sulfate, a bronchodilator that acts rapidly to relax the muscles in the airways and improve breathing.
ProAir RespiClick is indicated for patients 4 years of age and older. It should be used only as directed by a healthcare provider and does not replace the need for continuing treatment with an appropriate long-term controller medication for asthma.
Uses and Dosage
The ProAir RespiClick inhaler is a powder inhaler that is taken orally. For treatment of acute episodes of bronchospasm or prevention of symptoms associated with bronchospasm, the recommended dosage for adults and children 4 years of age or older is 2 inhalations repeated every 4 to 6 hours. More frequent administration or a larger number of inhalations is not recommended.
To use the ProAir RespiClick powder inhaler, follow these steps:
- Hold the inhaler upright with the red cap facing downwards.
- Pull the red cap back all the way until it clicks.
- Breathe out completely, away from the inhaler.
- Put the mouthpiece between your lips and close your lips tightly around it.
- Breathe in quickly and deeply through your mouth.
- Remove the inhaler from your mouth and hold your breath for up to ten seconds or as long as you comfortably can.
- Breathe out slowly.
- If you need to take a second dose, wait at least one minute before repeating the above steps.
Remember to read the instructions that come with your ProAir RespiClick inhaler and consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. Use the inhaler correctly to get the full benefit of the medication.
Common Side Effects of ProAir Respiclick (Albuterol Sulfate):
- Back pain
- Body aches and pains
- Dry mouth/throat
- Fast heartbeat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sinus headache
- Sore throat
- Symptoms of the flu (sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, headache)
- Upset stomach
- Urinary tract infection
Serious Side Effects of ProAir Respiclick (Albuterol Sulfate):
- Breathing problems
- Chest pain
- Fast heart rate
- Fast or pounding heartbeat
- Irregular heartbeat
- Low potassium level (muscle cramps, irregular heartbeat, constipation)
- Paradoxical bronchospasm
- Rapid breathing
- Severe dizziness
- Severe headache
- Sudden wheezing
- Sudden worsening of breathing problems or asthma
- Swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
Form and Strength
ProAir Respiclick (Albuterol Sulfate) is available in the following forms and strength:
ProAir Respiclick: Powder Inhaler
- It is not known if ProAir Respiclick is safe and effective in children younger than 12 years of age
- There have been reports of anaphylactic reactions in patients using inhalation therapies containing lactose.
- Albuterol may cause paradoxical bronchospasm (bronchial spasms that worsen instead of improving) which can be life-threatening.
- Patients should not exceed the recommended dose of ProAir Respiclick.
- Patients should inform their doctor if they have heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, or thyroid problems before using ProAir Respiclick.
- Patients should inform their doctor if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant before using ProAir Respiclick.
- Patients should inform their doctor if they have a history of seizures or diabetes before using ProAir Respiclick.
- Albuterol sulfate inhalation powder should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disorders, especially coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertension.
- Albuterol can interact with other drugs, such as beta blockers, digoxin, and diuretics, and can cause serious side effects. Patients should inform their doctor if they are taking any other medications before using ProAir Respiclick.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long is ProAir RespiClick good for after opening?
The inhaler expires in 13 months from when you remove from the foil package, once you take all 200 doses and/or when expiration date is reached (whichever comes first).
How many days does a ProAir inhaler last?
The recommended dose is two puffs twice a day, which equals four puffs a day total. If there are 120 puffs in the canister and you divide 120 by four, the inhaler should last thirty days. After thirty days, it's time to replace the inhaler.
Can ProAir Respiclick be used by children?
Yes, ProAir Respiclick can be used by children who are at least 4 years old.
Can ProAir Respiclick be used in treating acute asthma attacks?
Yes, ProAir Respiclick is a rescue inhaler (an inhaled, short-acting bronchodilator) used in treating asthma. This drug is used as an emergency drug to control asthma attacks. Make sure to always bring this rescue inhaler with you.
It's important to purchase ProAir Respiclick from verified Canadian pharmacy.