Safety information and side effects for ProAir RespiClick®.
Safety information and side effects for ProAir RespiClick®.
What You Should Know About ProAir RespiClick®

Who should not use ProAir RespiClick®

Do not use ProAir RespiClick® (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder if you are allergic to albuterol, lactose or milk proteins.

Talk to your doctor before using ProAir RespiClick®

Before you use ProAir RespiClick®, tell your doctor if you:

  • Have heart problems
  • Have high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Have convulsions (seizures)
  • Have thyroid problems
  • Have diabetes
  • Have low potassium levels in your blood
  • Are allergic to albuterol sulfate, lactose or milk proteins
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether ProAir RespiClick® will harm your unborn baby.
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known whether ProAir RespiClick® passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you are using ProAir RespiClick®.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

The medicine in ProAir RespiClick® and other medicines may affect each other and cause side effects. ProAir RespiClick® may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect the way ProAir RespiClick® works.

Be sure to tell your doctor if you take:

  • Other inhaled medicines or asthma medicines
  • Beta blocker medicines
  • Diuretics
  • Digoxin
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • Tricyclic antidepressants

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of the names of these medicines if you are not sure.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

Dos and don’ts of using ProAir RespiClick®

  • Do not open the ProAir RespiClick® cap unless you are taking a dose. Opening the cap loads a dose of medicine (that’s what the CLICK means). For detailed instructions, see “Instructions for Use” at the end of the Prescribing Information.
  • Use ProAir RespiClick® exactly as your doctor tells you to use it
  • Do not breathe (exhale) into ProAir RespiClick®
  • Each dose of ProAir RespiClick® should last up to four to six hours
  • Do not increase your dose or take extra doses of ProAir RespiClick® without first talking to your doctor
  • Do not use a spacer or volume-holding chamber with ProAir RespiClick®
  • Never wash or put any part of your inhaler in water. Keep your inhaler dry and clean at all times.

When to get medical help

  • Get medical help right away if ProAir RespiClick® no longer helps your symptoms
  • Get medical help right away if your symptoms get worse or if you need to use your inhaler more often
  • While you are using ProAir RespiClick®, do not use other inhaled rescue medicines and asthma medicines unless your doctor tells you to do so
  • Call your doctor if your asthma symptoms, like wheezing and having trouble breathing, become worse over a few hours or days. Your doctor may need to give you another medicine (for example, corticosteroids) to treat your symptoms.

Possible serious side effects of ProAir RespiClick®

ProAir RespiClick® may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Worsening trouble breathing, coughing and wheezing (paradoxical bronchospasm). If this happens, stop using ProAir RespiClick® and call your doctor or get emergency help right away. Wheezing is more likely to happen with your first use of a new asthma inhalation medicine.
  • Heart problems, including faster heart rate and higher blood pressure
  • Possible death in people with asthma who use too much ProAir RespiClick®
  • Allergic reactions. Call your doctor right away if you have the following symptoms of an allergic reaction:
    • Itchy skin
    • Swelling beneath your skin or in your throat
    • Rash
    • Worsening trouble breathing
  • Low potassium levels in your blood
  • Worsening of other medical problems in people who also use ProAir RespiClick®, including increases in blood sugar

Common side effects of ProAir RespiClick®

The most common side effects of ProAir RespiClick® (more frequent than placebo) include back pain, swelling and inflammation of the intestines from a virus (viral gastroenteritis), sinus headache, urinary tract infection, and pain.

Additional side effects that have been reported with albuterol are:

  • Your heart feeling like it is pounding or racing (palpitations)
  • Chest pain
  • Shakiness
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of ProAir RespiClick®. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How to store ProAir RespiClick®

Keep your inhaler dry and clean at all times. Routine inhaler maintenance is not required. If the mouthpiece needs cleaning, gently wipe the mouthpiece with a dry cloth or tissue as needed. NEVER WASH OR PUT ANY PART OF YOUR INHALER IN WATER.

  • Keep the cap on the inhaler closed during storage
  • Store ProAir RespiClick® at room temperature, between 59°F and 77°F (15°C and 25°C)
  • Avoid exposure to extreme humidity, heat or cold

Keep ProAir RespiClick® and all medicines out of the reach of children.

Use ProAir RespiClick® responsibly

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use ProAir RespiClick® for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ProAir RespiClick® to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

For more information, call Teva Respiratory at 1-888-482-9522.

APPROVED USES

ProAir RespiClick® (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is indicated in patients 4 years of age and older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use ProAir RespiClick® (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder if you are allergic to albuterol sulfate, lactose, or milk proteins. Call your doctor right away if you develop red, itchy bumps on your skin, swelling beneath your skin or in your throat, rash or worsening trouble breathing
  • If your symptoms become significantly worse when you use ProAir RespiClick®, seek medical attention immediately. This may indicate either a worsening of your asthma or a reaction to the medication. Either of these could be life-threatening
  • Do not increase your dose or take extra doses of ProAir RespiClick® without first talking to your healthcare professional
  • Before using ProAir RespiClick®, be sure to tell your healthcare professional if you have a heart, blood, thyroid or seizure disorder, high blood pressure, diabetes, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
  • ProAir RespiClick® can cause significant heart-related side effects, such as an increase in pulse, blood pressure and/or related symptoms. If you have a heart condition, your healthcare professional will determine if ProAir RespiClick® is right for you
  • Make sure your healthcare professional knows all the medicines you are taking — especially other inhaled medicines, other asthma medicines, heart and blood pressure medicines and drugs that treat depression — because some medicines may interfere with how well your asthma medicines work
  • Common side effects in patients 12 years of age and older taking ProAir RespiClick® include back pain, body aches and pains, upset stomach, sinus headache, and urinary tract infection
  • Common side effects in patients 4 to 11 years of age taking ProAir RespiClick® include upper respiratory infections, mouth and throat pain, and vomiting
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away
  • These are not all of the possible side effects of ProAir RespiClick®. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist
  • You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088

SEE FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

ProAir RespiClick® (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is indicated in patients 4 years of age and older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use ProAir RespiClick® (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder if you are allergic to albuterol sulfate, lactose, or milk proteins. Call your doctor right away if you develop red, itchy bumps on your skin, swelling beneath your skin or in your throat, rash or worsening trouble breathing
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ProAir RespiClick® (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is indicated in patients 4 years of age and older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use ProAir RespiClick® (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder if you are allergic to albuterol sulfate, lactose, or milk proteins. Call your doctor right away if you develop red, itchy bumps on your skin, swelling beneath your skin or in your throat, rash or worsening trouble breathing
  • If your symptoms become significantly worse when you use ProAir RespiClick®, seek medical attention immediately. This may indicate either a worsening of your asthma or a reaction to the medication. Either of these could be life-threatening
  • Do not increase your dose or take extra doses of ProAir RespiClick® without first talking to your healthcare professional
  • Before using ProAir RespiClick®, be sure to tell your healthcare professional if you have a heart, blood, thyroid or seizure disorder, high blood pressure, diabetes, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
  • ProAir RespiClick® can cause significant heart-related side effects, such as an increase in pulse, blood pressure and/or related symptoms. If you have a heart condition, your healthcare professional will determine if ProAir RespiClick® is right for you
  • Make sure your healthcare professional knows all the medicines you are taking — especially other inhaled medicines, other asthma medicines, heart and blood pressure medicines and drugs that treat depression — because some medicines may interfere with how well your asthma medicines work
  • Common side effects in patients 12 years of age and older taking ProAir RespiClick® include back pain, body aches and pains, upset stomach, sinus headache, and urinary tract infection
  • Common side effects in patients 4 to 11 years of age taking ProAir RespiClick® include upper respiratory infections, mouth and throat pain, and vomiting
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away
  • These are not all of the possible side effects of ProAir RespiClick®. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist
  • You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088

SEE FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION