Can you explain to me why my old albuterol inhaler is being removed from the market?
Older-style albuterol inhalers were most likely removed from the market due to the presence
of chloroflourocarbon (CFC) propellant. Every inhaler, old and new, contains a propellant which
is used to move the medication through the device. Chloroflourocarbon (CFC) is a propellant
commonly used in older inhalers. CFC has been proven to harm the ozone layer and the
environment. Thus the FDA decided to discontinue its use in inhalers, including former
albuterol inhalers. The new albuterol inhalers now use a different propellant-hydroflouroalkane
(HFA), which is not harmful to the ozone layer.
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