Why ProAir HFA?

Why ProAir® HFA?

Treating Bronchospasm with ProAir® HFA:

Counts your doses

ProAir® HFA is a rescue inhaler with a dose counter and numbers that turn red when it’s nearly empty. So you know:

  • How many doses you have left
  • When it’s time to replace your inhaler

Living with bronchospasm

When traveling with ProAir® HFA or traveling somewhere with a child with bronchospasm, the ProAir® HFA Inhaler:

  • Doesn’t need to be stored in a moisture-resistant pouch
  • Doesn’t need to be stored upright
  • Doesn’t need to be reprimed when dropped*

*ProAir® HFA must be primed if you have not used it for more than 14 days, and dosed with the mouthpiece down. It should be stored between 59ºF and 77ºF.

Up to two years’ expiration

ProAir® HFA offers up to 24 months before expiration. The inhaler may be used for up to two years or 200 doses, whichever comes first.**

** The expiration date of your inhaler is important. You should check your expiration date and replace your inhaler prior to the date shown on your inhaler canister.

The ProAir® HFA inhaler usage and cleaning instructions

To make sure you get the right amount of medicine when you use your ProAir® HFA inhaler, it’s important that you:

  • Use it correctly
  • Keep it clean. At least once a week, wash the actuator with warm water, shake off excess, and air dry thoroughly

You can download usage and cleaning instructions for your ProAir® HFA inhaler.

If you need to use ProAir® HFA more than two days a week for reasons other than to help prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB), you may want to talk to your doctor about a long-term controller medication for asthma.1


1. NHLBI Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.htm. Accessed April 8, 2016.