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Proventil HFA for Asthma, acute User Reviews

Proventil HFA has an average rating of 4.0 out of 10 from a total of 6 reviews for the treatment of Asthma, acute. 33% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 67% reported a negative experience.

Proventil HFA rating summary

4.0/10 average rating

6 ratings from 6 user reviews.

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  • ssdfgh
  • July 31, 2011

"I have allergy-induced asthma, not true asthma. (sometimes my allergies and sinuses get so bad I get asthma attacks"). My allergy doctor prescribed Proventil HFA to me last year and though I don't use it often, it has helped when I needed it. Only one downfall, it makes me SO jittery. This is a common side effect because you're basically getting a shot of adrenaline in each puff. I find it's best to walk/move around a little after taking it to help wear off the jitters. Because of this side effect, I only use it when I really need it."

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  • kukuna
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • July 11, 2013

"Every year for almost 10 years I had been experiencing severe brochitis, and 3 times it had turned into pneumonia. The only reason it did not result in hospitalization was because I protested. I did have to go back to the hospital for Albuterol treatments each time. Once I started using the Proventil FHA inhaler I noticed I was able to take deep breaths and not experience discomfort, and as of about 6 weeks ago, all the wheezing I had been experiencing had completely disappeared. I would recommend this product for any bronchial and asthmatic condition."

10 / 10
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  • Perry...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 13, 2019

"Proventil doesn’t work for me and my asthma. For some reason my insurance switched this from Ventolin which worked great. With Proventil I get a shot of medication right to the back of my tongue, it sprays terribly, which means it did not make it into my lungs at all. What’s the point?"

1 / 10
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  • Day...
  • August 15, 2018

"Unfortunately I have to decline. I don’t like Proventil at all!!!! I used just about every HFA inhaler that you can think of. ProAir, Quar, Ventolin & Proventil . And I must say out of all of those that I listed, I like Ventolin the most! It actually does the JOB! ProAir is too soft & in my opinion, doesn’t really do the job. You basically have to take more than 4 puffs for it to work. Quar is okay. Proventil makes my chest feel tight & I get crazy chest pains. When I breathe in & out it hurts & I feel like it didn’t really do it’s job. The whole purpose is to rescue me from an asthma attack. But in fact, it makes the breathing a lil more difficult and gives me crazy chest pain. I never experienced this with Ventolin. And FYI I have Allergy Asthma. I hope I’m saying it right "

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  • Djgal
  • December 24, 2021

"Kaiser changed my inhaler from Ventolin to Proventil, and what a definite decrease in quality. When I use Proventil, I could barely feel the medication enter my lungs and felt no change in my breathing. I had to use more than two doses to feel any recovery. This is the most uncomfortable inhaler to hold onto. This inhaler is simple like the inhalers I used 20 years ago. There is no counter so you have to shake and guess if you have enough for a full dose. The HFA weakens the strength of the push, but the Proventil has much less force than the Ventolin. I would rather pay more for better quality."

3 / 10
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  • DJG
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • November 6, 2021

"I have used Ventolin for many years. Now Kaiser has switched to this brand. I have noticed a huge difference in this medication s ability to work as a rescue inhaler. I require more puffs to feel any relief. The pressure is very weak and requires a great deal of breath intake to get the medication in the lungs. This can be a problem when in an actual asthma attack. The box the inhaler was in states that it has a dose indicator. This is not the case. Obviously this medication is a cheaper older style medication. It may work for mild asthma or to prevent a possible attack. But I am afraid it will not help me in a major attack."

1 / 10
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