Perrigo Asthma Inhalers Recalled Due to Clog Risk
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Perrigo inhalers have been recalled because they could clog and not provide patients with any or enough medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The retail recall is for all unexpired albuterol sulfate... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Alerts of Perrigo's voluntary albuterol inhaler recall
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of all unexpired albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol manufactured by Catalent Pharma Solutions for Perrigo Pharmaceutical Company (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Lupin gets US health regulator's approval for asthmatic symptoms prevention drug
The approved product is a generic version of ProAir HFA of Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products R&D, Inc. In a regulatory filing, Lupin said it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol, 90 mcg (base)/actuation. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves generic to commonly used inhaler as demand surges due to coronavirus
The U.S Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved https://reut.rs/2RnpE3h first generic of a commonly used albuterol sulfate-based inhaler, catering to increased demand from COVID-19 patients suffering from breathing difficulties. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Generic Albuterol Inhaler FDA Approves First Generic Albuterol Inhaler
The FDA has approved the first albuterol inhaler for prevention of bronchospasm in patients aged 4 years and older. Specifically, these are patients with reversible obstructive airway disease or exercise-induced bronchospasm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Cipla gets final approval from USFDA for Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol
In a regulatory filing the company said "it has received final approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol 90mcg (base)/actuation, from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)." (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The FDA recognizes the increased demand for albuterol products during the novel #COVID19 pandemic. Today we approved a first generic of Proventil HFA metered dose inhaler. https://go.usa.gov/xvjP9   pic.twitter.com/tdSL55D5nT
The FDA recognizes the increased demand for albuterol products during the novel #COVID19 pandemic. Today we approved a first generic of Proventil HFA metered dose inhaler. https://go.usa.gov/xvjP9  pic.twitter.com/tdSL55D5nT (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - April 8, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SteveFDA) Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Generic of Proventil HFA Metered Dose Inhaler to Treat and Prevent Bronchospasm
April 08, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic of Proventil HFA (albuterol sulfate) Metered Dose Inhaler, 90 mcg/Inhalation, for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients four years of age and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA OKs Generic Albuterol Asthma Inhaler in Face of Coronavirus-Related Shortages
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 -- The first generic albuterol inhaler in the United States was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in response to inhaler shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The inhalers are widely used... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another Coronavirus Health Threat: Too Few Asthma Inhalers
MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- As hospitals give more and more COVID-19 patients albuterol to help them breathe, people with asthma may have a hard time getting an inhaler. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) said some areas of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

We ’re Always Behind on Coronavirus. We Need to Start Planning Ahead to Beat It.
If it’s anything we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic thus far, it’s that we will always be behind if we only react to what’s happening. Few would question that the lack of widespread testing in the U.S. is a major hindrance to public health efforts to determine the true spread of coronavirus. Even as the federal government scrambled to have millions of tests distributed, new problems arose: hospitals didn’t have enough swabs to take the tests and labs didn’t have enough reagents to process them. Just as they started to receive swabs and reagents, hospitals began running out of masks...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leana S. Wen Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Preservative-Free Albuterol May Be Best for Continuous Nebulization Preservative-Free Albuterol May Be Best for Continuous Nebulization
For continuous nebulization after a severe asthma attack, preservative-free albuterol would be safer than solutions containing benzalkonium chloride (BAC), a retrospective study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 15, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Okays First Generic of ProAir HFA FDA Okays First Generic of ProAir HFA
Approval of generic albuterol sulfate inhaler is part of the FDA's push to bring generic copies of complex drugs to the market.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves first generic of ProAir HFA
FDA has approved an application for the first generic of ProAir HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Generic of ProAir HFA
February 24, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic of ProAir HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients four years of age and older with reversible... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High Price of Insulin, Albuterol Leads Some to Craigslist High Price of Insulin, Albuterol Leads Some to Craigslist
The unregulated sale and purchase of prescription medication isare prohibited by law and by Craigslist policy, but this doesn't seem to deter some people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Reduced inhaler use is safe for infants with bronchiolitis
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated with albuterol delivered via inhalers, despite evidence showing no benefit in most patients. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) redesigned the hospital's standard treatment for the infection and reduced albuterol use without compromising care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quality-Improvement Project Cuts Albuterol Use in Kids With Bronchiolitis Quality-Improvement Project Cuts Albuterol Use in Kids With Bronchiolitis
Changes in clinical pathways and order sets can help reduce albuterol use in children with bronchiolitis, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Causes Respiratory Failure?
Discussion The respiratory system is a complex system. The upper airways must remain patient. The lower airways must interface with the vascular system. The musculoskeletal system must provide mechanical function and the central nervous system must provide overall control. Respiratory failure occurs when the overall system cannot support the body’s necessarily ventilation, oxygenation or both. Children are at higher risk of respiratory failure. They have few intrinsic lung parenchyma problems, but have very small airways that increase the airflow resistance by themselves but then have to contend with problems such as...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 2, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Can Radiolucent Foreign Bodies Be Identified?
Discussion Foreign bodies are common problems for young children particularly ages 2-4 years who will mouth many objects and aspirate or swallow them. Children will also place foreign objects in other body orifices such as ears or noses. It is also not uncommon that young girls will inadvertently have toilet paper caught in the vaginal area during hygiene. Many of these foreign bodies may work their way out naturally not causing any problems, or may come to attention later because of chronic problems such as a foul-smell or discharge. Older children may tell adults that they have placed a foreign body in an orifice and thu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What is the Morbidity Rate for Smoke Inhalation?
Discussion A recent systematic review of house fires in high-income countries found that the risk factors for unintentional house fire incidents included: more children under 5 years of age, more people in the home, more males in the home, adults who are not working, low-income, household smokers, non-privately owned housing, poor condition housing. Other risk factors are not having smoke detectors, but more importantly not having a working smoke detector. Risk factors for injuries or fatalities is similar to the the risk factors for incidents but also includes people who are vulnerable such as a disabled resident, someon...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 17, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Stocking Albuterol Inhalers at Schools Could Improve Emergency Asthma Management Stocking Albuterol Inhalers at Schools Could Improve Emergency Asthma Management
Pediatricians should advocate for stocking albuterol inhalers at schools as a means of improving the management of asthma emergencies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 6, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mometasone, Tiotropium Do Not Top Placebo in Mild Asthma
MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- For patients with mild asthma with a low sputum eosinophil level, outcomes do not differ significantly for mometasone or tiotropium versus placebo; and budesonide-formoterol is superior to albuterol for prevention of asthma... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems
Preoperative inhaled albuterol can help protect against perioperative respiratory adverse events in young children undergoing anesthesia for tonsillectomy, according to data from the Australian REACT trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Endo Begins Shipment of Authorized Generic Version of PROVENTIL(R) (albuterol sulfate) HFA Inhalation Aerosol in the United States
DUBLIN, April 5, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) announced today that one of its operating companies, Par Pharmaceutical (Par), has begun shipping an authorized generic version of Merck's PROVENTIL&r... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics Endo International, Par Pharmaceutical, PROVENTIL, albuterol sulfate (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)
Title: albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - March 26, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)
Title: albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/4/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Proair Digihaler (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Powder) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Digital Inhaler With Tracking App FDA Approves First Digital Inhaler With Tracking App
The ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) has a sensor that connects to a companion mobile application that can monitor use.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) as the First and Only Digital Inhaler with Built-In Sensors
JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 21, 2018--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ProAir® Digihaler™ (albuterol sulfate 117 mcg) inhalation... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Managing the Toxic Chemical Release that Occurs During a Crush Injury
Conclusion Remember, crush injuries are a different form of trauma that require a very different mindset and approach to patient care. Local physiologic deterioration can begin very quickly, but systemic effects aren’t seen until the external pressure on the extremity or body part is released. The presentation of crush injuries can also be very clandestine, as in automobile accidents, due to local or central sensory neurological interruption and damage. Therefore, it’s essential to insist upon earliest possible access to the patient to assess the possible/probable extent of any crush injury and prepare/monitor ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Parrish, MD, EMT-P Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

For HFpEF, Better Heart-Lung Connection with Albuterol
(MedPage Today) -- Beta-agonist linked to improved exercise hemodynamic measures (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Medic 534, staffed by a paramedic and EMT, is dispatched to a nursing home for a 78-year-old female in respiratory distress. On arrival, the crew finds the patient in a chair accompanied by two nurses and the administrator on call. The patient is in obvious distress showing fatigue and an increased work of breathing. She is alert to voice, but diaphoretic, lethargic, and unable to speak due to rapid, shallow breathing. A nurse is administering a nebulizer containing 3 mL of albuterol sulfate/ipratropium. A second nurse states that the patient has been in increasing distress for the last 45 minutes. The nurse also says that...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Conclusion It’s important for prehospital providers to be able to differentiate metabolic disturbances in the setting of respiratory distress and not be fooled into thinking tachypnea always has a respiratory cause. The physical exam and adjuncts such as end-tidal capnography can assist in the prehospital diagnosis. A COPD exacerbation generally presents as diminished lung sounds, wheezing on exhalation, and a prolonged expiratory phase. Here, a patient will attempt to compensate for the inflammation and mucus accumulation associated with the destruction and narrowing of peripheral airways and a subsequent lack of av...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Even the Thinnest Salami Contains Some Meat Even the Thinnest Salami Contains Some Meat
This editorial comments on a recent study regarding differences in the utilization of albuterol for infants with bronchiolitis.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Gene Variants Tied to Albuterol Response in Minority Kids With Asthma Gene Variants Tied to Albuterol Response in Minority Kids With Asthma
A new genome-wide association study has identified variants associated with worse albuterol response in African American and Puerto Rican children with asthma.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Breo vs Albuterol
Title: Breo vs AlbuterolCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
Montelukast for 8 weeks appeared to reduce daily symptoms scores and number of puffs of albuterol relative to placebo, but the results did not reach statistical significance. But....there are caveats. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Combivent Respimat (Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution (0.5%) (Updated - Resolved)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Appropriate Selection of Corticosteroids in Treating Asthma and COPD
You're dispatched to the scene of a residential facility for a patient with difficulty breathing. You and your partner arrive to find an elderly male on his living room couch in clear respiratory distress as indicated by tripod positioning with accessory muscle use, pursed lip breathing, and paradoxical chest wall/abdominal movements (positive Hoover sign). Initial impression of your patient reveals he has difficulty speaking due to his increased respiratory effort and explains that recently he's unable to catch his breath. He says he recently ran out of his home DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide/albuterol sulfate) treatments. F...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Heuser, PharmD, AEMT-CC Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

600,000 albuterol inhalers recalled
GlaxoSmithKline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 Ventolin HFA 200D albuterol inhalers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 7, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled More than 590,000 albuterol inhalers are being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline because there could be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Albuterol Sulfate (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

AccuNeb (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

VoSpire ER (Albuterol Sulfate Extended-Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ventolin Solution (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news