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This is my opinion...I would not recommend using over the counter primatene mist. I found this information on a website that I will include at the end....A young man asked about taking Primatene Mist for asthma. He likes to treat his own asthma without seeking medical attention or using prescription medication. I believe this is a dangerous approach since asthma can worsen suddenly and even cause death. Asthma medications available only by prescription are much safer than over-the-counter remedies and are much more effective. Primatene Mist is adrenaline, and when overused has caused death. I have heard many bad things about primatene mist, My son has asthma and there is no way I would let him use this drug. A prescription medication is given to you by your doctor, whom knows your history, and is better qualified to give you a more "safe" medication that will be suited to your individual needs. In one of the websites that I have listed, it says that primatene should be used no longer than "1" day at the most, and that primatene sometimes causes a reverse effect of causing the lungs to "constrict" instead of expand, and even then you are taking a chance. It is worth spending the money to see your doc, and have a medication prescribed to fit "YOU" and your own "INDIVIDUAL" needs. Why take the risk? You never know how you or a loved one is going to react to this medication...and for my son, it just wasn't worth it. This bit came from another article....Over-the-counter drugs such as Primatene mist should NOT be used on a regular basis. That is what killed the young model recently - she used too much Primatene. See your doctor.
I could go on and on why primatene is not good for you, if you need more information on this subject I would be happy to comply, Trust your doctor, and let him give you what would be the best and safest for you.
Good luck to you.
The pills are made of the same medication as the inhaler, it is only taken in a different way.