Common symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath
Common symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath
Asthma
Symptoms

Some common symptoms of asthma include1:

  • A whistling or wheezing sound when you breathe
  • Coughing, especially a dry, persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in your chest

You are more likely to have asthma symptoms at night or in the early morning.1

Not everyone with asthma has the same symptoms1:

  • Some people with asthma are more likely to cough rather than wheeze1
  • Other people have asthma symptoms during different seasons1
  • Still other people find that sports or exercise can trigger asthma symptoms1, or exercise-induced asthma

In fact, asthma symptoms are so different that some people who have asthma don’t even know it. Talk with your healthcare provider if you have any asthma symptoms. Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicine for you. ProAir® RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is a fast-acting medicine for asthma symptoms. It’s the latest inhaler from the makers of the #1-prescribed rescue inhaler in the U.S.2

Wheezing is an asthma symptom

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound when you breathe. It is a common symptom of asthma, especially in children who have asthma.1 But keep in mind two things:

  1. Not everyone who has asthma wheezes; and
  2. Not everyone who wheezes has asthma. Some people wheeze if they have a cold or respiratory infection even if they don’t have asthma.3

Coughing can be a symptom of asthma

Having a cough can be a sign that you may have asthma. A lot of people with asthma have a cough that won’t go away. That’s called a chronic cough. About a quarter of people who have a chronic cough have asthma.4

Only your healthcare provider can properly diagnose asthma. He or she may prescribe medicine that you inhale. Click to see all the features of the ProAir®  RespiClick rescue inhaler.

What are some other signs of asthma?

You may also want to ask your healthcare provider about asthma if you have frequent:

  • Chest colds1
  • Bouts of acute bronchitis5

Bronchitis and asthma often have similar symptoms.6 Between one-third and two-thirds of people who have been diagnosed with bronchitis may actually have asthma.5

Remember, only a healthcare provider can diagnose asthma. The Asthma Symptoms Checklist can help you talk about your symptoms with your healthcare provider.

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ProAir® RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is indicated in patients 12 years of age and older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use ProAir® RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder if you are allergic to albuterol sulfate, lactose, or milk proteins. Call your doctor right away if you develop red, itchy bumps on your skin, swelling beneath your skin or in your throat, rash or worsening trouble breathing
  • If your symptoms become significantly worse when you use ProAir® RespiClick, seek medical attention immediately. This may indicate either a worsening of your asthma or a reaction to the medication. Either of these could be life-threatening
  • Do not increase your dose or take extra doses of ProAir® RespiClick without first talking to your healthcare professional
  • Before using ProAir® RespiClick, be sure to tell your healthcare professional if you have a heart, blood, thyroid or seizure disorder, high blood pressure, diabetes, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
  • ProAir® RespiClick can cause significant heart-related side effects, such as an increase in pulse, blood pressure and/or related symptoms. If you have a heart condition, your healthcare professional will determine if ProAir® RespiClick is right for you
  • Make sure your healthcare professional knows all the medicines you are taking — especially other inhaled medicines, other asthma medicines, heart and blood pressure medicines and drugs that treat depression — because some medicines may interfere with how well your asthma medicines work
  • Common side effects in patients taking ProAir® RespiClick include back pain, body aches and pains, upset stomach, sinus headache, and urinary tract infection

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088

References:
  1. NHLBI Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/guidelines/asthgdln.pdf. Accessed January 14, 2015.
  2. Based on the number of prescriptions of ProAir HFA (IMS Health SABA HFA Market Data Report, October 2014). All Rights Reserved.
  3. Asthma: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html. Accessed January 14, 2015.
  4. Harvard Men’s Health Watch: That nagging cough. Available at: http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Mens_Health_Watch/2010/September/that-nagging-cough. Accessed January 14, 2015.
  5. Braman, SS. Chronic Cough Due to Acute Bronchitis: ACCP Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest. 2006;129(1_suppl):95S-103S. doi:10.1378/chest.129.1_suppl.95S.
  6. Knutson D, Braun C. Diagnosis and management of acute bronchitis. Am Fam Physician. 2002;65(10):2039-2044.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use ProAir® RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder if you are allergic to albuterol sulfate, lactose, or milk proteins. Call your doctor right away if you develop red, itchy bumps on your skin, swelling beneath your skin or in your throat, rash or worsening trouble breathing
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ProAir® RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is indicated in patients 12 years of age and older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm with reversible obstructive airway disease and for the prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Do not use ProAir® RespiClick (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder if you are allergic to albuterol sulfate, lactose, or milk proteins. Call your doctor right away if you develop red, itchy bumps on your skin, swelling beneath your skin or in your throat, rash or worsening trouble breathing
  • If your symptoms become significantly worse when you use ProAir® RespiClick, seek medical attention immediately. This may indicate either a worsening of your asthma or a reaction to the medication. Either of these could be life-threatening
  • Do not increase your dose or take extra doses of ProAir® RespiClick without first talking to your healthcare professional
  • Before using ProAir® RespiClick, be sure to tell your healthcare professional if you have a heart, blood, thyroid or seizure disorder, high blood pressure, diabetes, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
  • ProAir® RespiClick can cause significant heart-related side effects, such as an increase in pulse, blood pressure and/or related symptoms. If you have a heart condition, your healthcare professional will determine if ProAir® RespiClick is right for you
  • Make sure your healthcare professional knows all the medicines you are taking — especially other inhaled medicines, other asthma medicines, heart and blood pressure medicines and drugs that treat depression — because some medicines may interfere with how well your asthma medicines work
  • Common side effects in patients taking ProAir® RespiClick include back pain, body aches and pains, upset stomach, sinus headache, and urinary tract infection

SEE FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088