A generic form of Proair (albuterol) HFA is not currently available. Due to recent environmental restrictions, chlorofluorocarbons-based (CFCs-based) inhalers have been replaced with hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) inhalers. Do not buy any albuterol inhalation medication that claims to be a generic form of Proair HFA.
So, is Ventolin generic for Albuterol?
BRAND NAME(S): Proventil, Ventolin. USES: Albuterol (also known as salbutamol) is used to prevent and treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused by breathing problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). It is also used to prevent asthma brought on by exercise.
How much is an asthma inhaler at Walmart?
“While some HFA inhalers may sell for as much as $60 for certain brands, our $9 ReliOn Ventolin HFA inhaler will ease the financial burden for sufferers of asthma who should not go without these life-saving medications,” said Sandy Kinsey, Walmart's divisional merchandise manager for pharmacy.