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    WalMart: $9 Albuterol HFA Inhalers?
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    MrMedSaver posted:
    Didn't know if any of you have heard, but Wal-Mart will soon start selling Ventolin HFA inhalers (a brand of albuterol HFA inhaler) for $9 . . . but there's a catch that Wal-Mart isn't fully explaining. These inhalers will only have 60 puffs, compared to 200 puffs for all other standard HFA inhalers. I wrote a blog article about this with more information, breaking down the full costs, etc.:

    blog.mrmedsaver.com/2009/01/wal-marts-9-inhalers-too-good-to-be.html

    Jacob Milbradt, PharmD
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    Aqua14 responded:
    Interesting; thanks for sharing.

    These might be useful for those with very mild asthma who use their albuterol inhaler only a couple of times a month, or as a spare "backup" inhaler just in case. I'm going to look into it for my preteen son, since he never seems to be able to find his albuterol inhaler when I ask him where it is.

    Judy
     
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    MrMedSaver responded:
    These inhalers might be useful for such situations. However, you need to keep in mind that this brand of HFA inhaler-Ventolin HFA-needs to be replaced two months after it's removed from its packaging. Unlike other albuterol HFA inhalers, Ventolin HFA has no preservatives.

    Jacob Milbradt, PharmD

    www.MrMedSaver.com
     
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    Aqua14 responded:
    Thank you so much! I will keep this in mind -- I did not know that. Your information is very valuable -- thanks for sharing your professional expertise with us. Judy
     
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    bailsgirl responded:
    I thought Ventolin needed to be discarded six months after opening the packaging. That's what the labeling says???


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