Medication Monitor

Generic Name (Trade Name—Company)
August 22, 2012


(Asthmanefrin—Nephron Pharmaceuticals)
OTC alternative to Primatene Mist launched


Temporary relief of bronchial asthma

Nephron Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of racepinephrine inhalation aerosol for temporary relief of bronchial asthma in patients 4 years and older. This OTC product is an alternative to the discontinued epinephrine inhalation aerosol (Primatene Mist Inhaler) which was removed from the market in December 2011 because of its CFC propellant.

The product will be available in a starter kit that includes 10 vials and the EZ Breathe Atomizer. A refill package including 30 vials will be marketed as well. The EZ Breathe Atomizer is an OTC device that sprays liquid medication in aerosol form into the air for a patient to inhale.