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As of December 2009, the manufacturer of Azmacort decided to stop making the drug in order to comply with regulations concerning chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that may deplete the ozone layer. Had Azmacort been a more popular drug, the manufacturer probably would have chosen to reformulate it without CFCs, instead of just discontinuing it. Any unexpired Azmacort inhalers still in pharmacies may be dispensed until December 31, 2010, after which they can no longer be sold in the United States.
Azmacort® is commonly prescribed to prevent asthma attacks. While the medicine cannot be used to treat or cure asthma, it can be taken two to four times a day to help prevent attacks from occurring. As a steroid medication, Azmacort works by reducing inflammation in the airways, which makes asthma attacks more likely. Potential side effects include headaches, sore throat, and sinus infections.
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