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Aerobid is a medication that is used for the prevention of asthma attacks. It comes in a metered-dose inhaler and is generally used twice a day. Side effects of Aerobid inhalers can include a sore throat, headaches, and nausea. A few of the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you use this medication include eczema (or atopic dermatitis); tuberculosis, herpes, or any other infections; and glaucoma or cataracts.

What Is Aerobid?

Aerobid® (flunisolide inhaler) is a prescription medication used to prevent asthma attacks. There are two kinds of Aerobid inhalers -- plain Aerobid inhalers and Aerobid®-M inhalers (which are flavored with menthol).
 
(Click Aerobid Uses for more information on what it is used for, including possible off-label uses of the medication.)
 
Aerobid inhalers will not be made, dispensed, or sold in the United States after June 30, 2011. Aerobid contains chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that deplete the ozone layer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set this final date for the medication in order to comply with the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer. People taking Aerobid should ask their healthcare providers about alternatives to Aerobid, keeping in mind that it is possible that Aerobid may become unavailable in pharmacies earlier than the final date.
 

Who Makes Aerobid?

It is made Forest Pharmaceuticals.
 
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