FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION: Seven Inhalers That Use CFCs Being Phased Out
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that seven metered dose inhalers that contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are being phased out in the United States.
These inhalers use CFCs as propellants to spray the medicine out of the inhaler so patients can breathe the medicine into their lungs. They're used for the treatment of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or both.
Learn more about the phase-out -- and about other available inhalers that do not contain CFCs -- at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm207864.
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