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Proventil, also called Albuterol or Salbutamol is a medication used to treat asthma, bronchitis, and other breathing disorders.  If you are struggling to afford this medication, you may qualify for a discount.

Proventil Patient Assistance

The RX Helper is a prescription assistance program dedicated to helping individuals afford their medication. We work with pharmaceutical companies to help provide discounts for low-income individuals that do not have insurance. For more information on enrollment or requirements, you can call 877-767-3297 or visit online at Proventil patient assistance.

Proventil was not created to treat certain breathing attacks, but help prevent them from occurring. It works by relaxing the muscles in the airway. When the muscles are relaxed, the air flow in the lungs is able to increase.

There are two ways the inhaler can be used.

  1. To treat and prevent bronchospasm in those with reversible obstructive airway disease.
  2. To prevent bronchospasm that is exercise induced.

History of Proventil

Proventil is the orally-administered form of salbutamol. The drug is manufactured and distributed by the Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva. It is manufactured by the US company Schering-Plough.

Proventil has made the World Health Organization’s biennial “List of Essential Medicines,” multiple times. It is one of the five essential antiasthmatics for COPD, even though many insurance providers do not cover it.

Proventil Uses

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Proventil can be used for a different amount of treatments for respiratory disorder, COPD, and asthma. It can also be used for:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Treatment of acute hyperkalemia
  • Muscle relaxation during premature labor

If you have any of these issues and are interested in taking Proventil to treat them, it is best to talk to your doctor to see if Proventil is right for you.

There may be side effects when taking Proventil such as dry mouth, tremors, headaches, and cramps.

Proventil is not covered by many insurance companies. It can be covered with the help of the RX Helper. Don’t hesitate to call today for more information.