What is Proair Respiclick?
Proair Respiclick is a prescription medicine used in people 4 years of age and older to:
- treat or prevent bronchospasm in people who have reversible obstructive airway disease
- prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm
It is not known if Proair Respiclick is safe and effective in children under 4 years of age.
Who should not take Proair Respiclick?
Do not use Proair Respiclick if you are allergic to albuterol sulfate, lactose, milk proteins, or any of the ingredients in Proair Respiclick. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Proair Respiclick.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking 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
- have any other medical conditions
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Proair Respiclick will harm your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if 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 over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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.
Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- other inhaled medicines or asthma medicines
- monoamine oxidase inhibitors
- beta blocker medicines
- tricyclic antidepressants
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list 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.
How should I take Proair Respiclick?
- For detailed instructions, see the Instructions for Use that come with Proair Respiclick.
- Use Proair Respiclick exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.
- If your child needs to use Proair Respiclick, watch your child closely to make sure your child uses the inhaler correctly. Your doctor will show you how your child should use Proair Respiclick.
- Each dose of Proair Respiclick should last up to 4 hours to 6 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. Proair Respiclick does not need priming.
- 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 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.
What are the possible 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. Paradoxical bronchospasm 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
- 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
The most common side effects of Proair Respiclick include:
- back pain
- fast heart rate
- body aches and pain
- upset stomach
- sinus headache
- urinary tract infection
- your heart feels like it is pounding or racing (palpitations)
- sore throat
- runny nose
- chest pain
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 FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
General information about the safe and effective use of Proair Respiclick
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. 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.
This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about Proair Respiclick. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about Proair Respiclick that is written for health professionals.
For more information, go to www.MyProAir.com or call 1-888-482-9522.
How should I store Proair Respiclick?
- Store Proair Respiclick at room temperature between 59°F and 77°F (15°C and 25°C).
- Avoid exposure to extreme heat, cold, or humidity.
- Keep the cap on the inhaler closed during storage.
- Keep your Proair Respiclick inhaler dry and clean at all times.
Keep Proair Respiclick and all medicines out of the reach of children.
What are the ingredients in Proair Respiclick?
Active ingredient: albuterol sulfate
Inactive ingredients: lactose (may contain milk proteins)