Azmacort® (triamcinolone inhaler) is a drug used to prevent, rather than treat, asthma attacks. In December 2009, the manufacturer decided to stop making this product in order to comply with regulations concerning chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that may deplete the ozone layer. Had the drug been more popular, 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.
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