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Proair HFA (Salbutamol)

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Generic Equivalent of Proair HFA

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Salbutamol (Inhaler)100 mcg/200 dose

Is A Prescription Required to Have ProAir HFA?

A prescription is required to purchase ProAir HFA from our licensed Canadian wide drugstore.

What is Proair HFA Used to Treat?

ProAir HFA (Salbutamol) is a quick relief drug which is used in patients of 4 years or more to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is also used to prevent asthma brought on by exercise.

How Does ProAir HFA Work?

ProAir HFA consists of salbutamol (also known as albuterol) as an active ingredient. Salbutamol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing the bronchial smooth muscles and opening the breathing passages and relaxing muscles. When used, a Salbutamol inhaler can help alleviate such symptoms as shortness of breath, trouble breathing, wheezing, cough, and chest tightness as well as several other reactions associated with the onset of asthma.

How Is ProAir HFA Supplied and Stored?

The generic Salbutamol is also called Novo-Salbutamol HFA comes from Canada and is manufactured by Teva. Our Canadawide pharmacy also supplies generic Salbutamol (known as Apo-Salvent) manufactured by Apotex in Canada. This medication is available in the quantity of 1, 2 or 3 inhalations. Brand ProAir HFA is not available.
This medication should be stored at a temperature of 15°C to 25°C. The contents of the inhaler are under pressure, hence do not puncture. Protect from freezing temperature and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Store the canister at room temperature before use to get best results. Keep out of reach of children.

How Much Is ProAir HFA?

We are pleased to offer you the generic ProAir HFA (salbutamol) 100 mcg/200 dose at unbeatable price of $72 for a supply of 3 inhalers, which is $4 per inhaler. The average cost for ProAir HFA is $60 for an inhaler and it may vary depending on the pharmacy. Compare ProAir HFA and other Canadian RX prices before your purchase.

What Does HFA Mean in An Inhaler?

HFA stands for hydrofluoroalkane in an inhaler. It is kind of a spray or propellant.

Is ProAir HFA Considered A Rescue Inhaler?

ProAir HFA is a rescue inhaler which means it provides short-acting and quick relief from the asthma symptoms like wheezing, coughing and chest tightness flare.

Is ProAir HFA a Steroid Inhaler?

Salbutamol/Albuterol is not a steroid. Inhalers which contain salbutamol such as ProAir HFA do not contain steroids.

Is ProAir HFA and Proventil the Same?

Proventil and ProAir are both inhalers and contain same dosage of salbutamol/albuterol, prescribed for respiratory conditions such as asthma and exercise induced bronchospasm. The only difference is that they are manufactured by different companies.

Is ProAir HFA The Same As Albuterol?

ProAir HFA contains albuterol sulfate as the active ingredient. Albuterol is also known as salbutamol.

Can You Take Albuterol If You Have High Blood Pressure?

Although, bronchodilators such as albuterol can cause an effect on heart, but the amount of albuterol absorbed from the airways when it is inhaled, is very small and the side effect of high blood pressure occurs very rarely.

How Many Times Can You Use Your Rescue Inhaler?

In worsened asthma symptoms, you can use your inhaler every 30-60 minutes for a period of 2-3 hours without being at significant risk of dangerous side effects.

How Is ProAir HFA Used?

Shake well before using the inhaler. It is recommended for the patients to prime the inhaler when using it for the first time and in cases where it has not been used for more than 2 weeks by releasing four test sprays into the air, away from your face. The plastic mouthpiece should be kept clean in order to prevent medication build up and blockage. The mouthpiece should be washed, shaken to remove excess water and air dried completely once every week. The dosage of the medication should be taken as prescribed by your health care professional and complete instructions on the package insert should be followed. Do not increase the dose of ProAir HFA or take extra doses without talking to your doctor first. You should avoid spraying the medication in your eyes. Since contents of the medication are under pressure, do not puncture. Do not expose to temperatures above 120 °F as it may lead to bursting. Children should use the inhaler only under the supervision of adults. You should discard the canister after 200 sprays have been used.

How Long Does the Action of ProAir HFA Last?

The action of ProAir HFA lasts for about 4 to 6 hours. The inhaler should not be used more than the recommended dosage and frequency as prescribed by your doctor. If you find the treatment with ProAir HFA as less effective in providing symptomatic relief, or the symptoms get worse, you should consult your doctor immediately.

What Are The Side Effects of ProAir HFA?

Most common side effects of treatment with ProAir HFA include chest pain, fshakiness, nervousness, dizziness, headache, sore throat, faster heart rate and runny nose. It can also lead to worsening of troubled breathing, wheezing and coughing. Call your doctor immediately in case this happens and seek medical help. Other side effects include heart problems such as faster heart rate, high blood pressure, allergic reactions such as itchy skin, swelling, rash and worsened troubled breathing, low potassium levels in blood, increased blood sugar. These are not all the side effects of ProAir HFA. Call your doctor immediately in case of any unexpected event.

How Safe Is ProAir HFA?

Inhalation of salbutamol sulfate can cause paradoxical bronchospasm, which can be life threatening. If this condition occurs, ProAir HFA should be discontinued immediately and alternative therapy started. ProAir HFA like other beta-agonists can cause some significant cardiovascular effects in certain patients. In case these events occur, ProAir HFA should be discontinued. ProAir HFA should be used in caution in patients with cardiovascular disorders such as cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension and coronary insufficiency. It is important not to exceed the recommended dose as fatalities have been reported in association with excessive use of inhaled sympathomimetic drugs in asthmatic patients. The exact cause of death is not known, but cardiac arrest following an unexpected development of a severe acute asthmatic crisis and subsequent hypoxia is suspected. ProAir HFA can cause immediate allergic reactions in some patients with symptoms of urticaria, angioedema, rashes, bronchospasm and anaphylaxis.

When Should You Not Take ProAir HFA?

Do not take ProAir HFA if you are allergic or hypersensitive to salbutamol/albuterol or any other ProAir HFA ingredients.

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before Using ProAir HFA?

Before taking ProAir HFA always talk to your health care professional in case you:
  • Have heart problems like high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and coronary insufficiency
  • Have seizures
  • Have thyroid problems
  • Have diabetes mellitus
  • Have low potassium levels in blood
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Are breast-feeding. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby when you are using ProAir HFA.

What Medicines Can Interact with ProAir HFA?

You should always tell your health care professional about any medications that you have been taking or are going to take including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements. Medicines that may interact with ProAir HFA are:
  • Other inhaler medicines or asthma medicines
  • Beta-blockers medicines
  • Diuretics which cause ECG changes and hypokalemia. These effects can be worsened severely by ProAir HFA and other beta agonists
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and tricyclic antidepressants. ProAir HFA should be given with extreme caution in patients receiving these medicines because the action of salbutamol on cardiovascular system might be aggravated.

Where Can I Buy ProAir HFA Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, ProAir HFA can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is ProAir HFA Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped. For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at


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  • Canada Wide Pharmacy
  • 102-15129 100 Avenue
  • Surrey, BC, V3R 9P4
  • order by phone 604-581-4000
  • Pharmacist: Yasir Mohamed
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