Teva announces inhaler with dose counter for bronchospasm

Drug maker announces availability of ProAir HFA

NORTH WALES, Pa. — An inhaler for patients with bronchospasm that includes a dose counter has become available from Teva Respiratory, the company said Thursday.

The company, which is the branded respiratory division of Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, announced the available of ProAir HFA (i.e., albuterol sulfate), for patients aged 4 and older to prevent and treat bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm. The inhaler received Food and Drug Administration approval in March 2012.

"As the market leader in quick-relief inhalers, we are pleased to offer patients the latest in product enhancements designed to help better manage their condition," Teva Global Respiratory Research and Development SVP Tushar Shah said. "This milestone in the ProAir brand shows our continued efforts to deliver the best treatment solutions that meet patients' or their caregivers' needs."

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