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frequently asked questions

What is the history of Primatene® Mist?

Primatene® Mist was launched in 1963. The Primatene® Mist brand has built a long-time heritage for over-the-counter relief of bronchial asthma. 
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Why is the glass canister of Primatene® Mist plastic-coated?

The Primatene® Mist glass canister is plastic-coated because the contents are light sensitive.
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Is the Primatene® Mist canister full?

The canisters are filled according to the weight of the liquid contents. The canisters also contain the appropriate amount of air needed for proper spraying action. When you hold the bottle up to a bright light, the visual fill level may vary from bottle to bottle, because each shipment of bottles can vary in thickness. The usable quantity of product in each unit is equal to or greater than the amount printed on the package label. 
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How may puffs should I get from the vial?

The 15 mL vial should deliver 270 puffs. 
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Can I use a different mouthpiece with the vial?

No. Primatene® Mist mouthpieces are specially designed for use with Primatene® Mist. The vial may not function correctly with another mouthpiece. 
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How often should I clean my mouthpiece? What should be used?

The Primatene® Mist mouthpiece should be washed after each use with soap and hot water, rinsed thoroughly, and dried with a clean, lint-free cloth. 
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Can the mouthpiece be rinsed with alcohol?

No, this is not recommended. 
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Is the mouthpiece dishwasher-safe?

No, as it will likely cause an improper fit and result in a vial that will not spray properly. 
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May I buy a mouthpiece as a separate unit?

No, mouthpieces are only available in conjunction with the 1/2 fl oz size vial. 
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Is the packaging recyclable?

The outer carton for Primatene® Mist can be recycled. For the Complete Unit, the cellophane window must first be removed before recycling. Mouthpieces are reusable when washed regularly after each use. Glass canisters should be discarded when empty. 
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Do any Primatene® Mist products contain gelatin?

No. Primatene® Mist products are gelatin-free. 
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Do any Primatene® Mist products contain gluten?

No. Primatene® Mist products are gluten-free.
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Do any Primatene® Mist products contain lactose?

No. Primatene® Mist products are lactose-free. 
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Do any Primatene® Mist products contain lead?

No. Primatene® Mist products are lead-free. 
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Do any Primatene® Mist products contain steroids?

No. Primatene® Mist products do not contain steroids. 
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Do any Primatene® Mist products contain sulfites?

No. Primatene® Mist products are free of sulfites. 
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What is a bronchodilator?

Bronchodilators are a group of drugs that help widen the airways in the lungs for the treatment of asthma and other conditions which constrict airflow in the lungs. Bronchodilators widen the bronchioles, to increase the flow of air and improve breathing. 
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