Resources for caregivers of children with asthma.

One of the best strategies for helping your child correctly manage their asthma is to help them understand it. It’s also important for parents and caregivers to understand asthma.

So take a few minutes to explore this site, and get to know the basics of asthma.

Also take a moment to understand how your child’s ProAir RespiClick® inhaler works, and how to use it correctly.

These videos are really helpful, too, and watching them with your child can help make a big difference.

After you’ve discussed this information with your child, fill out an Asthma Action Plan with them.

Asthma at school.

Click here for some helpful strategies for Asthma Care at School.

Asthma and your babysitter.

Going out? Be sure to talk with your babysitter about your child’s asthma. Give the sitter instructions on medicine and information about triggers for your child’s asthma. You may also want to:

  • Make sure your babysitter knows how to reach you in case of an emergency. You may want to keep your cell phone number and your child’s doctor’s number near the phone.
  • Review your child’s Asthma Action Plan with the babysitter. If your child doesn’t have one, download the Asthma Action Plan form and ask your child’s healthcare provider to help you fill it out. Place the Asthma Action Plan on the fridge or near the phone. Tell your babysitter where it is.
  • If your child tends to get EIB (exercise-induced bronchospasm), make sure your babysitter knows that your child should use his or her rescue inhaler 15–30 minutes before exercising or playing.
  • Tell the sitter your child’s medicine schedule. Explain how to use the rescue inhaler and the controller inhaler, if your child also uses that.
  • Discuss your child’s asthma triggers. These may include:
    • Cold air
    • Pets and stuffed animals. Be sure that the babysitter knows your policy on playing—or sleeping—with pets and stuffed animals.
    • Strongly scented perfumes or smoke. Make sure your babysitter understands and follows your rules on smoking. Children, especially children with asthma, should not be exposed to smoke.
    • Pollen. If the pollen count is high, you may want to tell the sitter to keep your child with asthma inside.
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APPROVED USES

ProAir RespiClick® (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is indicated in patients 4 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 12 years of age and older taking ProAir RespiClick® include back pain, body aches and pains, upset stomach, sinus headache, and urinary tract infection
  • Common side effects in patients 4 to 11 years of age taking ProAir RespiClick® include upper respiratory infections, mouth and throat pain, and vomiting
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away
  • These are not all of the possible side effects of ProAir RespiClick®. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist
  • 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

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APPROVED USES

ProAir RespiClick® (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Powder is indicated in patients 4 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 12 years of age and older taking ProAir RespiClick® include back pain, body aches and pains, upset stomach, sinus headache, and urinary tract infection
  • Common side effects in patients 4 to 11 years of age taking ProAir RespiClick® include upper respiratory infections, mouth and throat pain, and vomiting
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away
  • These are not all of the possible side effects of ProAir RespiClick®. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist
  • 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