Ventolin HFA

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Comment from: BestChoice 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: June 02

Having Asthma since child birth I had no idea of "normality". The dedication and at times the suffering my parents went through was truly amazing. I spent my 8th birthday in hospital (one of many stays) and wasn't expected to come home (learned this later in life). If my attacks came on gradually the Ventolin was my best friend, it took the imense weight off my chest and allowed me to start standing upright, not slumped with hands on my knees trying to take the pressure off my chest. If the Asthma attack was too agressive, then there was no choice but to accept the injection, I didn't fear it, it was a little painful and would 90% of the time cause vomiting. To this day I owe credit to my long past doctor and I will continue to use Ventolin when required as I do hate medications. While there are side effects, they are minimal to the effectiveness of the product. To this day, I cringe when I see people openly smoke and then reach for the inhaler, well it's their chice and their funeral.

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Comment from: Icanbreatheagain123 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 12

I couldnt breathe after i pick it up from the pharmacy i shaked it sprayed twice in the air then i inhale the medicine made me cough out some stuff then boom i could breathe again without whizzing but then i felt great a little shaky but i was breathing again normal and that's all that matters.

Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 15

have only used it once

Comment from: shells02 3-6 Female Caregiver Published: May 15

Does NOTHING for child's asthma.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 06

I too was changed from Proventil to the VentolinHFA inhaler. At first, it worked for 24 puffs. I take one or two puffs at a time as needed before exercise. Then it did not seem to dispense any drug. I cleaned it and primed it with no improvement so I called the "service center". The representative was surly and that may have been in response to my displeasure with the quality and lack of effectiveness in the product. I have requested a report on the "testing" of the inhaler I returned to my pharmacy and that remains to be seen if there is adequate follow-through.

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Comment from: JJohnson 25-34 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 22

i have Asthma, Ventolin is by far the best medication out there to stop sudden Asthma attacks and as a asthmatic you can bet you life on it, because I do all the time. it will stop Asthma attacks.

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Comment from: 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: November 05

Just tried the new Ventolin HFA inhaler, andit simply DOESN'T WORK! Still had some left in my ProAir HFA inhaler, so, in desperation, I used it, and experienced IMMEDIATE RELIEF. I've been experiencing pretty bad asthma all week, and I think using the Ventolin has only increased my suffering! If u read the labels, there are some seemingly subtle differences, but, at least for ME, the difference is anything but subtle! Don't assume that it'sa good drug 4u, just becuz tha dr. Prescribed it!

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Comment from: JHarrellz 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 05

Just tried the new Ventolin HFA inhaler, andit simply DOESN'T WORK! Still had some left in my ProAir HFA inhaler, so, in desperation, I used it, and experienced IMMEDIATE RELIEF. I've been experiencing pretty bad asthma all week, and I think using the Ventolin has only increased my suffering! If u read the labels, there are some seemingly subtle differences, but, at least for ME, the difference is anything but subtle! Don't assume that it'sa good drug 4u, just becuz tha dr. Prescribed it!

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Comment from: bronko 25-34 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 10

when they administered this drug at the doctor through a tube, it worked great. I could breathe, and I got a noticeable high. But the Inhaler. I doesn't do anything. I've been taking twice as much as the doctor recommended and I still can't breath and am wheezing. A

Comment from: Ben Dover 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 28

Used it for several months with no problems. Then I started getting terrible muscle spasms at night and in the day as well. Cramping neck and throat muscles during the day. At night severe muscle spasms of random muscles but not the charlie horse type. Feet twisting at odd angles, toes sticking straight up. Two groups of muscles at the same time pulling in opposite directions. Voice got real hoarse and I couldn't sing anymore. Things got better but then the dr. changed me to Qvar. Now it's sore throat, heavy coughing, bad wheezing at night. Going to have to try something else I guess.

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Comment from: RFL43 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 26

For about 30 years, a Ventolin inhaler was very effective for me. It became totally ineffective when the chemical composition was changed from Albuterol USP to Albuterol Sulfate. The Sulfate derivative simply did not work. That chemical change occurred when the propellant was changed from CFC to HFA. Fortunately, I found Xopenex (levalbuterol) as an effective alternative.

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Comment from: mathgirl 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 28

It is tier 2 with my HMO & costs $40, so I am bothered by the fact that it is supposed to provide 200 puffs, however as many as the final 50 do not seem to even be delivered, i.e., it seems empty after 150 or so.

Comment from: 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: November 21

As a result of taking Ventolin I have had bone pain with severe cramps in my muscles, back, toes, fingers, sleeplessness, cough with sputum production, headache. I have been off of it 6 weeks and still have muscle pain and cramps. I still have some hoarseness and cough. I don't feel that I could have taken it another week without serious complications. If it does everyone like this, it should be taken off the market.

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Comment from: Pegleg 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 13

I get bronchitis. This opens my lungs back up with in Minutes.works very well for me

Comment from: SMOOTHSILK 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 14

DO NOT LIKE NERVOUSNESS AFTER I TAKE ,ANXIETY ALSO DOES NOT SEEM TO HELP VERY MUCH

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Comment from: Willow 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 14

I have been using Ventolin for 5 years. I don't feel any side effects. It works for me.

Comment from: 19-24 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: February 08

Taken for chronic asthma and exercise induced breathing troubles. No known or noticeable side effects. Works great for me.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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