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User Reviews for Albuterol

Also known as: Ventolin HFA, Ventolin, ProAir HFA, Proventil HFA, ProAir RespiClick, AccuNeb, ProAir Digihaler, Vospire ER

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
COPD, Maintenance
6.5
   
17 reviews 50 medications
Bronchospasm Prophylaxis
5.7
   
7 reviews 15 medications
Asthma, Maintenance
4.8
   
46 reviews 122 medications
Asthma, acute
4.3
   
81 reviews 164 medications
COPD, Acute
3.9
   
16 reviews 25 medications
Bronchiectasis
3.5
   
13 reviews 150 medications
Summary of Albuterol reviews 4.7 180 reviews

Reviews for Albuterol

Proventil HFA (albuterol) for COPD, Maintenance: "Most of the time my newest Proventil inhalers do not give a puff if needed about half the time. Used it for years with no problems. Now malfunctioning inhalers are so prevalent , I have three wasted in my med drawer. Will ask for new med to replace proventil."

Mike (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 20, 2019

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for COPD, Acute: "I have COPD and my Doctor prescribed this ProAir RespiClick device in place of my regular Proair . The respiclick does nothing, I can’t seem to inhale strong enough to get any medication in my lungs. I tried it when I was having problems breathing and it didn’t work, fortunately I had some medication left in my old Proair I was able to get relief with that inhaler otherwise I don’t know what I would have done ."

   
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Hydrin (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 11, 2019

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ProAir HFA (albuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: "This is absolutely the WORST inhaler I have ever used. I have tried several times over a period of several years and I always have the same terrible experience. The delivery system simple does not release the medicine for me. It takes several puffs before I can sense any medicine is even coming out. The pharmacy says it’s the same as Ventolin HFA but that has not been my experience ."

   
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Prekteacher April 3, 2019

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ProAir HFA (albuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: "This inhaler is the worst that I have used so far. My insurance will not cover Ventolin unless I try some other brands first. I had an attack the other day, and went to use it. It didn't work, which I take part of the blame because I hadn't primed it that week. I went ahead and used another inhaler and was able to get relief. Then I cleaned the proair inhaler with water, and tried to prime it , and it didn't help that much. It's just too weak. I am now trying another brand, and if that doesn't work I'm going to request Ventolin."

   
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Rosey55 March 22, 2019

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ProAir HFA (albuterol) for COPD, Acute: "I have Stage 4 COPD. I used Ventolin for several years until insurance company would no longer pay for it, I had to switch to Proair. What a waste of money. This rescue inhaler is a joke! This stuff is like using "NOTHING" at all. They need to take off the market ASAP before it kills someone who can not breathe. My Lung Doctor has to send a letter of "Medical Necessity" every year for me to be on it & them pay for my trusty Ventolin. Also Proair has "Ethanol" in it & needs to be taken off the market."

   
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Spunky (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2019

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Bronchiectasis: "It doesn't work ☹️☹️☹️☹️"

   
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Mrford49 March 7, 2019

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Ventolin HFA (albuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: "Ventolin seems to work the best for me. I used to use Proventil and that worked for a little bit, but then seemed to stop working. Ventolin consistently works well for me and I've been using it since around 2009. Unfortunately, my insurance company does not cover Ventolin at all. I have to pay full price for it which cost me $66 today. They want me to get ProAir and I don't even want to try it as I've read nothing but bad things about it, from the dispenser not working, to it running out after a few sprays, to the power clumping up inside the cannister rendering it completely useless even with a working dispenser. No thanks! I'd rather use what has been working for me. Why change something if it's working? I don't understand why my insurance company won't cover it anymore."

   
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Me (taken for 10 years or more) March 2, 2019

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, acute: "The respiclick, like all other Proair inhalers is a joke. Do any of it's inventers actually have asthma?! Picture yourself, gasping for air in the middle of an asthma attack, and some fool hands you an inhaler that you have to forcibly suck the medicine out of. That's the respiclick in a nutshell. Abject stupidity."

   
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Guy Something (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 1, 2019

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, acute: "Can't inhale hard enough to get the powder past my tongue, totally worthless. The aerosol inhaler works as it is supposed to but not this respiclick piece of junk."

   
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J j l (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 18, 2019

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for COPD, Acute: "I understand some medicines do not work as well on certain individuals, that's not the case with these new inhalers they they don't work for anyone who really needs one. These powder inhalers ineffectiveness is upsetting to say the least. Any trial studies should have clearly shown this. The Incompetence behind this product is staggering, if not criminal, I've recently had to resort to using some older out of date inhalers so I could breath, I've disregarded the powder inhaler, I wasted my money on."

   
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Seth (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 12, 2019

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: "Its awful. You can't even tell if it's working. I don't think I can even breathe deeply enough to get the powder to come out. Even if it is coming out it's doing absolutely nothing for me. I paid $60 dollars for a useless piece of plastic."

   
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Em (taken for less than 1 month) February 8, 2019

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ProAir HFA (albuterol) for Bronchiectasis: "I was diagnosed with bronchitis after one nurse said oh you just have a head cold. This went on for a week and I got worse and finally went to urgent care and the PA told me you have a bad case of bronchitis. He put me on a Zpack, prednisone, the proair inhaler and a non-narcotic cough medicine. I have finished the Zpack and prednisone but still take the cough syrup at night and use the inhaler during coughing attacks which are less frequent. I was so bad the first 3 days of Bronchitis I coughed constantly and took Robitussin around the clock every 6 hours and it did not help. I could not sleep as my coughing woke me up constantly thru the night . I work in cubicles, 4 per cubicle. One lady coughed constantly for a week and a half. 2 weeks later I was sick. The following week our 3rd cubicle mate was out for a week. We found out 2 people had pneumonia. I live in Utah where we have an inversion every winter (pollution hanging over the valley making people sick)."

   
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MamaCoughs January 31, 2019

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ProAir HFA (albuterol) for COPD, Acute: "I have been forced to use this horrible inhaler by my Insurance Company. They stopped offering anything except this useless inhaler. I WAS using Ventolin which worked great for me, but then got dropped. ProAir clogs constantly and delivers spotty doses if any. HATE this product - they must be giving the insurance companies a lot of kick-backs because it seems like most only offer this. I want my Ventolin back! I have a son-in-law who is from the Philippines. He had to make a trip back there a couple of months ago, so while he was there he picked up 20 Ventolin inhalers for me (which is sold over the counter there with no script required) for $10 each! We are getting so ripped off by the American pharma industry! Something needs to change!"

   
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LaserLady (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 25, 2019

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Ventolin (albuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: "Does not work have had this for months. I take it when I suffer from breathing on my bad days, 2-3 times those days but notice no effect. In the docs office they have given me rescue inhalers that work for me but this is what my insurance covers, I plan on trying to change when I go back."

   
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Jacqueline (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 23, 2019

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: "I cannot suck hard enough to get the powder out when I'm in need of "rescue". I probably go through about 5 "doses" before I feel like I got a dose and after all that the medicine doesn't help anyway. I got better results with the mist."

   
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Sunshine (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 10, 2019

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Ventolin (albuterol) for COPD, Acute: "Have been on Pro Air and my insurance company did not want to provide it to me anymore. The provided Ventolin and from the first time I use it I could tell it was not the same. Does Not Work. When you need a rescue inhaler you want to get relief in minutes not twenty minutes later. Most time I had to use four to five puffs and still no relief. They say it is the same medication but one works and the other does not. Pro Air # 1."

   
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Slim January 8, 2019

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, acute: "It is VERY difficult to tell whether you have gotten ANY of the medicine into your lungs. This design is awful, and it is difficult to use. Breathing the air in the room will give you the same result....NOTHING. I do not recommend this product."

   
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MrsHubbyD (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 28, 2018

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, acute: "This NOT a rescue inhaler, in spite of it's marketing. As many have stated on here in the past, when you are having an asthma attack, you can't breath in deeply or quickly enough to get an adequate dose and in between each dose you have to close the cap, shake and reopen it. I guess this company will need to be sued when someone dies from an asthma attack to make the FDA pull it off the market. Totally useless."

   
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Buck (taken for less than 1 month) December 5, 2018

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, acute: "I've been a nurse with a private asthma and allergy practice for nearly 4 years, now. I have also used the ProAir RespiClick device for my reactive airway symptoms to determine why my patients are complaining that they aren't experiencing any symptom relief with it. I have no idea how the ProAir RespiClick even made it through trials to be approved for patient use. This device is only activated if the patient is able to inhale forcefully and deeply enough to cause the powder to be released and inhaled. In the event of an asthmatic episode, the patient is already struggling to breathe deeply/forcefully, hence their urgent need for relief. If someone can't breathe, it makes no sense that their lifesaving medication won't work unless their lung function isn't compromised. That would be like asking someone who is choking on food to swallow a pill to dislodge the food and save their life. No common sense here, manufacturers."

   
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Asthma Allergy Nurse (taken for less than 1 month) December 2, 2018

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ProAir HFA (albuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: "3rd time getting this inhaler and it’s the 3rd time ProAir stopped administering the medicine early. This last time is the worst. Less than a week with 175 counters and it’s empty. Anyone have this???"

   
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JSea (taken for less than 1 month) November 12, 2018

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: "This pump is a joke I just sprung $52 out of pocket on this and was so disappointed! DON'T BUY THIS"

   
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Anna November 10, 2018

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, acute: "More powder on tongue than in my lungs. Counter broke at some point so was never sure if there was still medicine or not. Definitely not possible to get deep enough inhalation needed to get meds into lungs when having asthma attacks. (Used advair until I couldn't afford it and it came out of the disk easier.) Only chose this because of coupon offer since atomizer was too costly. Did like that the “freezer burn” feeling from the atomizer didn’t occur since I use the rescue inhaler at least 6x daily. I"

   
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Katie (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 13, 2018

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ProAir RespiClick (albuterol) for Asthma, Maintenance: "I’m so afraid of having an asthma attack with this inhaler because I don’t feel any benefit and that’s probably because nothing is coming out. This is crazy!"

   
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Joe (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 6, 2018

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For Asthma, Maintenance: "I have asthma that is triggered by allergies, stress, illness, and changes in temperature. Albuterol has worked well for years and has saved my life. I get an elevated heartrate and shaky hands for only a few minutes, but my lungs are instantly free and clear for hours after 2 pumps. I will never leave home without it."

   
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Tulip211 (taken for 10 years or more) October 4, 2018

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ProAir HFA (albuterol) for Asthma, acute: "I love my proair, but I do have many issues with faulty inhalers. I am constantly having to clean mine out because it will just not press down anymore and get clogged up quite easily. Does anyone else have this problem?"

   
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Cami (taken for 10 years or more) September 26, 2018

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