Is Proair HFA Prescribed Off-Label or for Children?
Proair HFA Uses in ChildrenProair HFA is approved for children four years of age and older. It may be difficult for young children to correctly use the Proair HFA inhaler. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the best ways to treat childhood asthma.
Off-Label Proair HFA UsesOn occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Proair HFA for treating something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label Proair HFA uses can include the treatment of the following conditions:
- High potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia)
- Difficulty breathing associated with respiratory infections, such as pneumonia or the flu.
Although it is not usually thought of as a medication that can be abused, Proair HFA is sometimes used inappropriately for other uses, such as to lose weight, improve athletic performance, or to achieve a stimulant "high" (see Albuterol Abuse for more information).