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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

deebee3 ·
Have you tried calling around to different pharmacies? Because of the recall it probably put the stock on back order. The same thing happened to my daughter's medication and I had to sit and call every pharmacy til I found one that happened to have some in stock. Good luck.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

deebee3 ·
The Proair doesn't work for me but works for my daughter. Everyone is different. Unfortunately the insurance companies will NOT approve the medicines that asthmatics need even though our life depends on them. Diabetics have the same problem. If the government wants to change anything, it's how asthmatics are treated by insurance companies!
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Leona ·
I have suffered with asthma for 40 years now. I have used Ventolin for at least 35 years. I am no longer able to get ventolin as I am told by the pharmacy it is on "back order" I have tried proair and a generic ventolin called apotex. NEITHER of these work for me. At 50.00 a pop ( that is with insurance) it is very expensive to try these new inhalers only to find they don't work as well as Ventolin. GSK..... Please bring back Ventolin !!!!! This is not like it is an elective drug...... I...
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Susan E Clark ·
I am glad I found your website. Looking forward to seeing all your updates, information, etc. Allergies are a big part of my life and I need to have control over them all year long! :'(
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Kathy P ·
Welcome aboard! Let us know how we can help.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Laura mann ·
Hello,do we return it ??
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

AAFA Community Services ·
Hi Laura, We are contacting GlaxoSmithKline to get more information about this recall. In the meantime, call your pharmacy and/or doctor to ask them about getting a new inhaler. If they are unaware of the recall, let them know it was listed in the FDA Enforcement Report for the Week of December 16. It is a Class II recall that was initiated on December 3, 2015. We will update our blog and Facebook page as soon as we have more information. Thank you!
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

AAFA Community Services ·
UPDATE from GlaxoSmithKline: "Based on the questions you seem to be receiving, it’s important to point out that the voluntary retail-level recall affects only two lots of Ventolin HFA, in the US. The recall does not extend beyond the US. The lot numbers are 5ZP1708 and 5ZP1951, which were distributed only in the US market. Please note that lot number 5ZP1708 was manufactured on 07 July 2015, with an expiry date of December 2016. Lot 5ZP1951 was manufactured on 22 August 2015 with an expiry...
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Kirsten21 ·
I have one of these faulty inhalers. What do I do with it?
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Heather1 ·
Wow!!!! I have been fighting for three months to get my Proair inhaler back because of how Ventolin does NOT work!!! They just finally approved an override yesterday because I refused to use it anymore. At the doctors office two days ago and they made me use the Ventolin after I repeatedly said no. It didn't help and I was immediately back at the pharmacy trying to get my other inhaler back... I've gone over three months without a decent inhaler because of this. I am furious!! I have been...
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Kathy P ·
Kirsten - If patients have questions regarding a Ventolin HFA unit, or wish to know if their inhaler is included in the recall, they may contact GSK’s Customer Service Center at 1-888-825-5249, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm ET. Heather - that is frustrating. I've heard other say that one works better than the other for them even though they are the same medication. And it's different for each person - not all saying that one brand works and the other does not.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Ree ·
I called the numbered for GlaxoSmithKline and they are charging .69 cents to $1.69 per minute for the call! Why would anybody need to pay a company to get information on this recall?? What's up with this nonsense and is this a real recall??
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Ree ·
I do in fact have this inhaler. Would love to know what needs to be done about getting another one as others are asking as well.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Kathy P ·
This is a real recall put out by the FDA - but many pharmacies did not receive it. One option is to print out the FDA recall press release and take it to the pharmacy. They can call GSK as a medical representative. I tried calling and didn't get anything about being charged for the call. What option did you choose?
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Ree ·
I do apologize! I switched a number around. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I moved recently and my pharmacy is in another state. I will see what I can do to get another prescription sent to me. Thanks
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

AAFA Community Services ·
We reached out to GlaxoSmithKline today and they have provided this information for us: "In response to some of the questions raised on this forum, any person with concerns about this voluntary recall, or if you believe you have an inhaler from an affected lot, please contact the GSK Response Center for instructions. This call is free of charge. The lot numbers affected by the recall are Lot 5ZP1708 and Lot 5ZP1951. Please do not go directly to your pharmacy without calling the Response...
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drodgers1965 ·
I can't believe u prefer proair over ventolin!!!!! I would die if it wasn't for my ventolin inhaler!!!!! Proair does nothing for me!!!!!
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Does Your School Stock Medicine for Asthma Emergencies?

AAFA Community Services ·
Does your state allow schools to stock quick-relief medicines for asthma? Quick-relief medicines , such as albuterol, act fast to relax tight muscles around your airways. This allows the airways to open up so air can flow through them. Congress is considering a law to encourage states to permit these “ albuterol stocking ” school policies . The School-Based Asthma Management Programs Act builds upon a similar law that encourages states to require schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Carrottop50 ·
I can only use the Ventolin and the Ins. won't cover it now and gave me Pro Air and it doesn't work for me! Now I don't have an inhaler that works and I'm 66 with Asthma and Bronchitis and a heart condition. The Ins. doesn't care if you drop dead! My doctor did a prior authorization for the Ventolin and they denied because it's not on the formulary list anymore! My cousin said to contact the manufacturer. Does anyone know if that works? I can't afford over $56 for one inhaler since on...
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Jen ·
Hi carrotttop50, Welcome to AAFA support forums. Let us know if the resources below are helpful.
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K8sMom2002 ·
Welcome, Carrottop50 ... I agree with Allison that the blog post What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines can give you some other ideas. Also, does your pharmacist or doctor recommend that you use a spacer with the newly prescribed inhaler? If so, I would try it before you give up on the inhaler. Several of our members have talked about how spacers really help to get the medication down into your lungs.
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Allison ·
Hi Carrottop50, I'm sorry that is happening. Is your doctor willing to appeal the denial? You can try contacting the manufacturer also. There are resources in our blog post, What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines , that explain more.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Je720768 ·
I'm severely allergic to peanuts and cannot use proair. Pro air is manufacture it on the line that has peanut contamination. Whereas ventilon isn't. I am on social security and I cannot afford that price. However maybe it's the part D drug plan you have. If you were to change up you might be able to get it covered. Or your doctor should be getting samples .my doc provides me with samples .
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Carrottop50 ·
Thanks for the hugs and the info.! On Apr 5, 2017 4:58 PM, "Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America" < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Jen ·
Hi @Je720768 - Welcome to AAFA's asthma support community. I'm glad that your doctor is able to provide you with samples of the Ventolin. Stop by our support forums and tell us about your asthma triggers and how you manage to avoid them. I know that can be a challenge for many of our members.
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GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

AAFA Community Services ·
Some canisters may not contain sufficient propellant to deliver the labeled claim of 200 actuations through the end of shelf life.
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Kathy P ·
Hi @Carrottop50 , sorry to hear that your medicine is no longer covered and that the doctor is unwilling to help with an appeal. We have a couple of resources that might you: What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines Health Insurance 101 for People With Asthma and Allergies (Video and Resources) I'd also like to invite you to our asthma forums where you can connect with others for support.
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K8sMom2002 ·
Carrottop50, hugs on the frustrating experience you've had. I hope the links that Kathy P has shared will help.
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Carrottop50 ·
I had to have my sister send me money to get the Ventolin inhaler that I need. I told my doctor off since he wouldn't do the appeal and said that I could pay for it! I'm getting a new doctor! My doctor I had for 14yrs. Would have done the appeal, but she stopped practicing to teach. So this guy took over and he's lazy and horrible and doesn't do anything! I have one refill left and will have to pay for it, unless the new doctor does the prior authorazation and does it right. On Apr 5, 2017...
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Re: UPDATED: GlaxoSmithKline Recalling Ventolin Inhalers for Possible Package Leakage

Art Scott ·
Will this recall include a replacement inhaler?
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Allison ·
Hi Art! According to the company, "patients are not being told to return the inhalers. If you have a question, call the company’s response center: 1-888-825-5249."
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K8sMom2002 ·
Yahoo! I'm glad! Let us know if your husband's inhalers are affected.
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Donna Nicholson ·
I finally got through and will check numbers on my husbands inhaler when I get home. Thanks for responding
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K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs, Donna! I do hope you have a hands-free option so you're not getting a crick in the neck. I know that I've read where they are expecting higher than usual call volume. Is there any way to leave a message or email?
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Re: UPDATED: GlaxoSmithKline Recalling Ventolin Inhalers for Possible Package Leakage

Donna Nicholson ·
I have called this number and can't get any live person. Been holding for 15 minutes now.
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Melanie Carver ·
Hi @Shellz72 , Do you have an inhaler that matches the lot numbers? If so, it is okay to continue using the inhaler, but be aware that your inhaler may have leaked and so there may not be the full number of "puffs" available. You can call the company at 1-888-825-5249 for more information. You may also want to call your doctor or insurance company about getting a new refill.
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Shellz72 ·
Is it okay to continue using the inhaler?
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kieora ·
@Melanie Carver Thank you so much for your response to Shellz72. I was wondering the exact same thing. I just received a new inhaler a week ago and it happens to be in the recall batch. I will call my doctor and pharmacy Monday about getting a new inhaler.
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K8sMom2002 ·
Kieora, were you able to get in touch with your doctor and your pharmacy? Hope so!
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5dr80 ·
I am very, very frustrated and distraught with GlaxoSmithKline right now. If this is a problem, no matter how remote or minute, shouldn't the customer be able to return the product for a new product immediately? If not, why even bring it to our attention? I have contacted my pharmacy, my husband's pharmacy, my doctor and my husband's doctor and they know very little if anything about this recall. This is not something to guess about. IT IS MY LIFE..AND OTHERS... GSK needs to do a better...
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Kathy P ·
@5dr80 that sounds really frustrating and I'm sorry you are having so much trouble getting information. You can call GSK's company’s response center: 1-888-825-5249 and should be able to sort things out for you.
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kieora ·
K8SMOM2002 yup! it's being taken care of! ^_^
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K8sMom2002 ·
@5dr80 , were you able to get in touch with GSK's customer service line? I hope they were helpful! I can understand your frustration. Kieora, yay! That's terrific that everything is taken care of.
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Concerned ·
What do you do if your insurance will jit pay for another one and I am in a fixed income and can not pay for it will your company ship a new one I gave asthma and food I need this on a Dailey basis
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AAFA Community Services ·
@Concerned , I hear your frustration about being on a fixed income. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is not associated with GlaxoSmithKline who is the manufacturer of the Ventolin inhaler. We are a non-profit organization, and we are reporting this recall to inform people with asthma who rely on this medication. Please call GlaxoSmithKline's response center at 1-888-825-5249 and speak to their representative. AAFA's blog post about What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma...
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Re: UPDATED: GlaxoSmithKline Recalling Ventolin Inhalers for Possible Package Leakage

chrmiles ·
how do i find the lot number on my inhaler? i don't have the box. i've had it a few months and it's fairly new. thanks!
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Melanie Carver ·
@chrmiles check the canister portion. You may need to pull it out of the plastic to see.
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chrmiles ·
Excellent!!! Thanks. Didn't know I could do that. :-)
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K8sMom2002 ·
ChrMiles, was your inhaler part of the recall?
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chrmiles ·
No it wasn't. Probably too old for the recall as got it a while back. Doctor gave me new one yesterday because transferring care/other one expired. So all good to go!
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