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Phase-Out of Epinephrine CFC Metered-Dose Inhalers

Primatene Mist With Chlorofluorocarbons No Longer Available After Dec. 31, 2011

Primatene Mist

Epinephrine metered dose inhalers (MDIs) that contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) are being phased out and cannot be sold in the United States after December 31, 2011. Patients who use epinephrine CFC inhalers need to talk to their health care professionals and switch to another medicine before that date.

FDA: Over-the-counter asthma inhalers containing chloroflouorocarbons (CFCs) will no longer be made or sold after Dec. 31, 2011 (Press Release, Sept. 22, 2011)