Same meds, different manufacturer. Since I’m stuck with whatever gets covered, let’s do a review of the two bands of albuterol sulfate inhalers I’ve had. Proair HFR and Ventolin HFR.
The Ventolin has a sliding arm that keeps me from losing the cap. The Proair does not. Both have easy-to-read dose counters. This is important! This way I don’t find out the hard way that I’ve run out. That is the last thing I need during an attack.
The Ventolin cap has a plastic wedge inside to prevent accidental discharges. The Proair doesn’t. I’ve lost four doses to that! I need to keep this on me at all times, but how can I do that without worrying about it going off in my pocket!?
The Proair is a more compact design, allowing me to keep it in not only a front pocket, but in a watch pocket or the unused ash tray in my car! The Ventolin fits in a front pocket. That’s it.
The Proair is bright red, increasing visibility for quick retrieval. The Ventiolin is a blue that blends in with some carpets.
The Ventolin does the job, but it does feel like spraying liquid. The Proair feels more like breathing air, but with a nasty aftertaste.
All in all, I prefer the Ventolin for the cap features.
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