The fall and winter months have triggers for asthma symptoms.
Cold, flu season, pollens, and allergens are common seasonal asthma triggers
Cold, flu season, pollens, and allergens are common seasonal asthma triggers
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Seasonal asthma symptoms

Many people find that they have seasonal asthma. That is when their asthma symptoms change from season to season:1

  • For some people, asthma symptoms are worse during the winter
  • For others, outdoor allergens in the warmer months make their symptoms worse
  • Pollution may also have a greater effect on asthma at different times of the year

Asthma and cold weather

The fall and winter months may bring both cold weather and respiratory infections, like colds and the flu. These infections can trigger your asthma symptoms.1,2 Having a cold can also make your symptoms more severe. Viral infections can damage airways, even in people who don’t have asthma.2

Here are some ways you can help reduce the chances of triggering an asthma attack:1,3

  • Cover your nose and mouth during cold weather
  • Exercise indoors on cold days
  • Get a flu shot
  • Practice good hygiene and avoid close contact with sick people

FACT: Some people may have asthma (and not even know it)

Asthma symptoms are not always severe, so some people with asthma may not realize they have it. Talk to your doctor if you think your symptoms may be asthma.

Asthma and seasonal allergies

Seasonal allergies can1:

  • Make your asthma worse
  • Trigger asthma attacks

If you think seasonal or other allergies may be affecting your asthma, talk with your healthcare provider so you can know:

  • What you are allergic to
  • How to manage your allergies

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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

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References:
  1. NHLBI Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/guidelines/asthgdln.pdf. Accessed March 11, 2016.
  2. Nicholson KG, Kent J, Ireland DC. Respiratory viruses and exacerbations of asthma in adults. BMJ. 1993;307(6910):982-986.
  3. Information from your family doctor. What you should know about exercise-induced bronchospasm. Am Fam Physician. 2003;67(4):776. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0215/p776.html. Accessed March 11, 2016.

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  • 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