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Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out (Ozone means nothing when you're dead)
Washington Post ^ | 5/30/2008 | Steven Reinberg

Posted on 05/30/2008 5:39:41 PM PDT by tobyhill

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1 posted on 05/30/2008 5:42:02 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: taraytarah

ping


2 posted on 05/30/2008 5:44:53 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: tobyhill

But the damn things do not work!! Nothing like finding out your inhaler needs to be cleaned because the ozone friendly inhaler clogged.


3 posted on 05/30/2008 5:45:15 PM PDT by Dawggie
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To: tobyhill

I have very mild asthma. These new inhalers are junk. I can’t imagine the panic of someone in a full-blown asthma attack reaching for one of these “rescue” inhalers only to find that it won’t.


4 posted on 05/30/2008 5:45:47 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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To: tobyhill

Bunk and more bunk...


5 posted on 05/30/2008 5:45:49 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Mygirlsmom
I still use an inhaler on the rare occasion that I get an allergy induced asthma attack and I'm instantly better after using it. I guarantee this new “ozone-protecting” piece of crap is going to get someone killed.
6 posted on 05/30/2008 5:48:53 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill

I tried one of the new ones, ProAir. It is MUCH more expensive than my old albuterol and doesn’t seem to work as well at all.

I’ve now found something else that works though. If anyone is in the same boat, you might want to try Combivent.


7 posted on 05/30/2008 5:49:12 PM PDT by AngieGal
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I don’t want a change from something that works for me. This ozone protection crap doesn’t work.


8 posted on 05/30/2008 5:51:20 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Mygirlsmom

It’s obviously time to stock up on enough inhalers to last me for years to come.


9 posted on 05/30/2008 5:55:29 PM PDT by eclecticEel (You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.)
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To: tobyhill
The drug I suggested is a combination of albuterol and another, stronger drug. It works for me. If you can't get your old one, you might want to at least try it.

I agree that this whole change is ridiculous. The amount of supposed ozone damage from these little units is negligible at best. Why put people in danger over this?

10 posted on 05/30/2008 5:56:26 PM PDT by AngieGal
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To: tobyhill

I use albuterol every night.

If I don’t take it, I don’t wake up.


11 posted on 05/30/2008 5:57:16 PM PDT by camerakid400
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Thank you for the info about Combivent. My son has severe asthma, a heart problem, extreme allergies, etc. I will give him this information.


12 posted on 05/30/2008 5:57:51 PM PDT by kitkat (Over the Hill(ary))
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To: tobyhill

I have been using the new inhalers for the past year. The quality of my life and the degree of activity I’m able to enjoy has been much reduced. I used to be able to run for two miles! Now I can barely jog half a block.

It’s the same medication, albuterol, but it’s driven out by a different propellant. Just doesn’t go as deeply into the lungs. VERY frustrating.

The only alternative is to get a nebulizer machine and some liquid albuterol and saline solution. This is what your doctor would do for you if you came into his office with a bronchospasm. The trouble is, of course, that you can’t take the nebulizer with you if you’re going on a hike or a camping trip, and it’s awkward to drag around even if you’re just going to the office. But when push comes to shove, it does work. No propellants, just drug + saline + air.

And take your inhaled steroids so you don’t need much in the way of bronchodilators.


13 posted on 05/30/2008 5:59:43 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: tobyhill

This is more crap from the left. I can’t take it anymore. What are people that have asthma suppose to do? Albuteral is the drug in the inhalers that helps asthma, isn’t it?!!


14 posted on 05/30/2008 5:59:59 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: camerakid400

Liberalism and environmentalism is deadly. Must be defeated.


15 posted on 05/30/2008 6:00:43 PM PDT by brushcop (B-Co. 2/69 3rd Infantry Div., "Sledgehammer!" ...and keep hammering 'em!)
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To: AngieGal

I’m griping about it now but in December I’ll be forced to change something that has worked for me for years now. I’ll give your suggestion a try because I trust you and not some crack smoking politician that jumped on the ozone bandwagon.


16 posted on 05/30/2008 6:00:47 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: AngieGal
Combivent is albuterol plus another medication. I've used it in the past and found it to be helpful, but my combivent inhaler used the CFC's as well, so I wonder if the "new" formulation would be any better.

Albuterol worked just fine when the dispensing mechanism (CFC's) actually propelled the medication. These new ones just kind of "spurt" and you need to really inhale to get the medication in where it needs to be. But guess what--when you need it is when you CAN'T inhale.

17 posted on 05/30/2008 6:03:40 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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To: camerakid400

Stock up on them.


18 posted on 05/30/2008 6:04:09 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill

Oh ... and the new inhalers are thought to triple the cost to the patient.


19 posted on 05/30/2008 6:04:44 PM PDT by sono (The best Democrat in the race is John McCain.)
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To: tobyhill

I use mine so rarely that it lasts for quite a long time, but we already can’t get the CFC kind here in WI. Any idea where/how I could find a few to stock up on?


20 posted on 05/30/2008 6:06:14 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("My advice: Quit supporting the party that is symbolized by an ass." Ted Nugent)
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