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Spring Allergies starting to affect you? Need a doctor appointment??? The Asthma Center has special Saturday New Patient Hours just for you! Visit one of our Saturday sessions to get your allergy symptoms under control!
Call one of our offices now for an appointment. We have Saturday New Patient appointments available:
Saturday April 19: Langhorne, PA
Mount Laurel, NJ
Saturday April 26: Mount Laurel, NJ
Saturday May 3: Woodbury, NJ
Forked River, NJ
Saturday May 17: Mount Laurel, NJ
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Saturday June 7: Mount Laurel, NJ
Saturday June 14: Northeast Philadelphia
As a courtesy to our friends and relatives, The Asthma Center is sponsoring a Free Spring Allergy Screening in our Hamilton, NJ office on Wednesday, April 30. Due to limited space, appointments are recommended!
Tree or grass pollen making someone you know miserable? Maybe someone has itchy watery eyes, a stuffy runny nose, or is sneezing like crazy! How about congestion or coughing or post nasal drip that just won't quit? If so, call us at 609-689-3080 for our free screening!
Check out Dr. Belecanech's interview with Ali Gorman from 6abc Action News about Spring Allergies!!
For the next 7 weeks, keep your ears open for the Allergy Report on KYW Radio 1060 as The Asthma Center is providing and sponsoring the reporting of our pollen and mold spore counts
Safety Concerns with Asthmanefrin and the EZ Breathe Atomizer
[9-30-2013] FDA warns patients, caregivers, and health care professionals of the potential harm of using Asthmanefrin (racepinephrine) and the EZ Breathe Atomizer. Asthmanefrin is an over-the-counter (OTC) product for the temporary relief of mild symptoms due to bronchial asthma.
FDA has received multiple adverse event reports since Asthmanefrin went on the OTC market in September 2012, including complaints of chest pain, nausea/vomiting, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, and patients coughing up pink/red-colored sputum (hemoptysis).
In addition, a nationwide recall was recently initiated for certain lots of Asthmanefrin Starter Kits that contained faulty EZ Breathe Atomizers that posed a choking hazard due to the possibility of a washer being dislodged during use.
Asthmanefrin’s labeling directs patients to use the product along with the EZ Breathe Atomizer, which turns the inhalation solution into a continuous vapor. Asthmanefrin solution is sold in an Asthmanefrin Starter Kit, which contains 10 filled vials and is packaged with the EZ Breathe Atomizer. Asthmanefrin is also sold in refills of 30 vials.
Asthmanefrin has not been evaluated by FDA for safety and efficacy under the new drug application process.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) has initiated a voluntary recall, at the retail level, as a precautionary measure, due to results from our internal monitoring processes. NPC is asking retailers to remove the affected lots from store shelves and is asking consumers to discontinue use and dispose of any product they may have that is included in this recall. This voluntary recall will affect the following product:
Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 0.083%, in the 25 count packaging configuration (NDC# 0487-9501-25)
Ten (10) lots have been identified as impacted by this recall:
NPC performs aseptic process simulation as part of our internal processes to assure product quality. All of the lots listed above met and passed NPC’s quality specifications at the time of manufacture. NPC has received no reportable adverse drug events for any of the lots included in this recall. Nevertheless, in accordance with published guidance regarding aseptic processing simulation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), NPC has decided to initiate this recall as a precautionary measure.
No other NPC products or lots are impacted by this recall.
As of July 2013, Combivent MDI will no longer be available. However, Combivent Respimat is available now. For more information on this product and a coupon good toward your first prescription, check out www.combivent.com.
There are some new medications available for treating seasonal and perennial allergies. If you would like more information on these medications, talk to your Asthma Center physician at your next appointment or visit the medication websites: