ABCs of HFAs: Understanding Your Quick-Relief Asthma Inhaler
Asthma patients have used albuterol metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) for more than 25 years. Also called "quick-relief" or "rescue" inhalers, these have traditionally used chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to "propel" albuterol into the lungs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has mandated that these CFC-based quick-relief inhalers be removed from the market. Now, patients who used to use CFC inhalers will need to transition to environmentally-friendly hydrofluoroalkane-based (HFA) quick-relief inhalers.
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