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PRIMATENE MIST IS BACK….WITH A NEW NAME…..ASTHMANEFRIN!

Yes….good old Primatine Mist has returned…and it’s been a long time. It was pulled off the market because it contained CFC’s, the propellant that causes a hole in the ozone.
Asthmanefrin is the new product takings it’s place, and it is an inhaler of epinephrine. Essentially, this is a rescue inhaler for asthmatics and although it is not as effective as prescription based inhalers, it can provide some immediate relief for asthmatic congestion and ‘tight breathing’. That said, if you feel you need something for potential asthma….please talk to me as asthma is an important disease that should be addressed in a comprehensive manner and may require daily inhaler therapy as a preventive.
Of course, those great Primatine Mist ads can never be equalled….they were so instructive!