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Primatene Mist Breakthrough!!!
A. Abramson ^ | 09/10/2012 | savecfcinhalers.org

Posted on 09/11/2012 12:33:09 PM PDT by khelus

I received an eMail with the following information:

"... both WALMART and CVS PHARMACIES should now have available a brand new, over-the-counter EPINEPHRINE ASTHMA INHALER, called ASTHMANEFRIN, sold by NEPHRON PHARMACEUTICALS

Please address any questions to them at 855-999-3926.

No, this is NOT PRIMATENE MIST, but it has the SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT as Primatene Mist, EPINEPHRINE, and BEST OF ALL, UNLIKE PRIMATENE MIST, IT HAS NO ETHANOL!"


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: alteredsource; asthama; asthma; cfcinhalers; health; ibtz; otc; primatenemist; spam; vanity
I'm posting purely to pass on the information to those with asthma who either miss their over the counter Primatene Mist or miss their prescription CFC rescue inhalers that actually worked.

In addition, the following updated information is now available at the web site:

"CLRD (Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, mainly asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis) rose from the 4th leading cause of death in the US in 2007 to the 3rd leading cause of death in 2008, according to the CDC. [Table C]

The CLRD death rate increased by 10.3% in 2008.

Minor changes in "coding rules" cannot explain this sharp increase in the CLRD death rate, but this does:

The US Government banned the use of 'gold standard' CFC (chlorofluorocarbon-propelled) rescue inhalers and replaced them with grossly inferior 'environmentally-friendly' HFA (hydrofluoroalkane-propelled) rescue inhalers in 2008.”
1 posted on 09/11/2012 12:33:19 PM PDT by khelus
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To: khelus

No ethanol? must get good mileage.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 12:48:40 PM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: khelus

Thank you so much.

My husband and mother-in-law both use them and they bought as many as they could.

This could be a God send.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 12:48:40 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: khelus

Thank you for this information. I was diagnosed with mild asthma earlier this year.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 12:52:21 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: Daveinyork
No ethanol? must get good mileage.

And doesn't corrode the gaskets!
5 posted on 09/11/2012 12:54:22 PM PDT by khelus
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To: khelus

Thank you!


6 posted on 09/11/2012 12:59:27 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: khelus

Thank you for this information. My husband uses an inhaler for COPD, but because he doesn’t have medical insurance, has been going without and it’s been tough. He’ll be glad to know he can get an inhaler again.

http://dev.asthmanefrin.com/where-to-purchase

Asthmanefrin™ will be available at your local Walmart and CVS/pharmacy.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 1:13:12 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: khelus
The US Government banned the use of 'gold standard' CFC

Ozone BS aside, I thought inhalation of CFC was actually dangerous?

I remember buying Dustoff a few years ago with the label "contains arrogant" (to discourage young skulls fulls of mush from becoming even mushier) or some such warning.

8 posted on 09/11/2012 1:13:24 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: khelus

Wasn’t EPINEPHRINE pulled off the shelves. It was, IIRC, in weight loss and some people reacted very, very poorly. Heart problems.

Maybe since it is a mist, they’re worked out the EPINEPHRINE by now.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 1:17:59 PM PDT by hummingbird (I CAN CU2!)
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To: Calvin Locke
I remember buying Dustoff a few years ago with the label "contains arrogant" (to discourage young skulls fulls of mush from becoming even mushier) or some such warning.

In high school, I had a friend who used that stuff to get high. His lefty NOW mom caught him. Her response? "Why can't you just use pot like the rest of the kids!"

He turned out ok.
10 posted on 09/11/2012 1:23:45 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: Calvin Locke
The US Government banned the use of 'gold standard' CFC

Ozone BS aside, I thought inhalation of CFC was actually dangerous?

I remember buying Dustoff a few years ago with the label "contains arrogant" (to discourage young skulls fulls of mush from becoming even mushier) or some such warning.


The inhalers used 'medical' CFC and were not dangerous except in the mind of those who bought into the Ozone and later Climate Change BS.

CFC inhalers have been around since the 1950's and were a major breakthrough in the treatment of asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases. The emergency inhalers saved untold number of lives by either stopping an attack or buying time to get to an emergency room for treatment.

The warming you saw has to do with 'huffing'; the young and dumb getting high by inhaling all the propellants, volatile vapor and heaven knows what else, from an aerosol cans or glue.
11 posted on 09/11/2012 1:31:26 PM PDT by khelus
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To: Daveinyork

Thats nothing.

Just last week I bought a low calorie folding lawn chair.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: hummingbird
Wasn’t EPINEPHRINE pulled off the shelves. It was, IIRC, in weight loss and some people reacted very, very poorly. Heart problems.

Maybe since it is a mist, they’re worked out the EPINEPHRINE by now.


The herb/plant ephedra was sold as a weight loss aid.

There was nothing wrong with them IF used as directed. The bad experiences were in people who abused the product, i.e. had pre-existing conditions and were warned not to use it but used it anyway usually in above recommended doses, and in people living on coffee and ephedra. FYI, You can kill yourself drinking too much mater - 'water intoxication'.

Pseudoephedrine, a component (alkoloid) of ephedra, is used in over-the-counter decongestants. The nanny state now makes you sign to buy.

Ephedrine is another components of ephedra that has been used traditionally to open up the lungs. It was available over the counter as Primatne Mist until the FDA banned it because it contained CFC propellants. Protecting the Ozone hole the Climate Change BS.
13 posted on 09/11/2012 1:51:03 PM PDT by khelus
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To: khelus
I hate to be a curmudgeon here, but I have to say that epinephrine inhalers are a bad choice for most folks. They are seductive in that they have a very quick onset and a strong effect, but the pharmacologic effect only lasts an hour or so, and the side effects on the heart & blood pressure are dangerous for people with heart disease & hypertension. Albuterol inhalers & nebulizer solutions are much better in the long run.
14 posted on 09/11/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT by MN Doc
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To: hummingbird

I think that was ephedra.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 1:53:09 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: khelus
I'm in the healthcare biz.....

Primatene Mist is dangerous....in the wrong hands. And I've seen plenty of folks die using it..

16 posted on 09/11/2012 1:55:47 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: MrEdd; Daveinyork
Thats nothing.

Just last week I bought a low calorie folding lawn chair.


Hmmm ... I saw 'fat free' apple sauce advertized. LOL
17 posted on 09/11/2012 1:58:45 PM PDT by khelus
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To: coop71

See post # 13.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 2:05:25 PM PDT by khelus
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To: MN Doc

As a reminder there are many for whom the new politically correct HFA albuterol inhalers don’t work or don’t work nearly as well. And then there are those for whom those new politically correct HFA albuterol inhalers cause a SEVERE asthma attack.

In addition those new politically correct cheap powdered inhalers that contain Milk proteins that can cause severe hoarseness, inflammation, and hives.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 2:14:11 PM PDT by khelus
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To: Osage Orange

And ... some people die from water intoxication.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by khelus
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To: MN Doc

If Albuterol is a lot safer than epinephrine then you should lobby to make in OTC.

There needs to be an over the counter medication of this sort. If not Albuterol, then epinephrine will have to do.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 2:20:17 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: khelus
Pretty lame analogy..........

I can assure you more people have died from Primatene Mist during my healthcare career..than died from water intox.

23 posted on 09/11/2012 2:47:03 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Bobalu

Thanks!


24 posted on 09/11/2012 2:56:04 PM PDT by khelus
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To: Osage Orange

Lame eh?

The analogy was an appropriate one considering your sly innuendo that people are incapable of being responsible for their own actions.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 3:15:53 PM PDT by khelus
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No problem friend........

You are on a "mission"....

Carry on........

26 posted on 09/11/2012 3:26:36 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Osage Orange; All

“mission” cute ... another sly innuendo. Alinksky would be proud.

My “mission” is to pass on information that FReepers may find useful and may not find elsewhere.


27 posted on 09/11/2012 4:14:38 PM PDT by khelus
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To: khelus

Don’t worry about it. Some of us appreciate the information. :)


28 posted on 09/11/2012 4:31:55 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Bobalu

Albuterol is safer, but in the event of a serious asthma attack, I’ll take epinephine over the current alternative. I’ve had attacks that came on so fast and severe that it’s frightening.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 4:36:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Thanks.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 4:37:11 PM PDT by khelus
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To: MN Doc

ER doc here 100 % in agreement. Bad stuff for anyone with coronary disease or hypertension....


31 posted on 09/11/2012 4:46:57 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence again.t foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: khelus
Well that's fine.

I've personal and professional experience with the subject. And what I've said is true.

Don't know why you seem to want to be antagonistic.

BTW....you spelled Alinsky wrong....: )

32 posted on 09/11/2012 5:23:44 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Kozak

Bad stuff with just the avg. asthmatic that thinks 25-50 puffs of Primatene Mist will make them okay.


33 posted on 09/11/2012 5:26:37 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: khelus

Very good news. Thank you.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 5:34:20 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Osage Orange

Cool ... another sly innuendo ala Alinsky. You seem to prefer governmental micro managing medical consumers access to choice in medical care to education.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 4:10:22 AM PDT by khelus
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To: Bobalu
Epinephrine has been available over-the-counter only because it was already available before the FDA started regulating prescription drugs. It has nothing to do with safety or effectiveness. I understand the problems people have with the cost of medical care, but I don't believe that a medicine as potent as albuterol should be available over-the-counter. It really needs to be monitored by a care provider.
36 posted on 09/12/2012 1:57:03 PM PDT by MN Doc
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