I understand this product has been discontinued what replaces it?
The FDA declared this drug a "non-essential" use of CFC propellants and discontinued it's manufacturing and sale as of 12/31/13. Unfortunately there are no other pirbuterol inhalers left on the market. Those of us not helped by or allergic to albuterol inhalers (I am one of those people) now have no rescue inhalers. The FDA doesn't care. I spent almost a year e-mailing and calling them. Their response is that " one of the approved HFA propelled inhalers SHOULD be an adequate alternative." I'm still trying to figure out what we patients can do to get this vital drug back.
I hope to God they bring Maxair back! NOTHING worked better to control my asthma and my wheezing lungs. Why would they take this drug away? Before the auto inhaler came out, they made a regular one, which worked amazingly well for me. I don't know why they won't bring it back or sell it to another drug company that will!
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