Several Several Daily Times a Times a (5) Week(4) Month (3) Vitamins 35% 11% 10% Pain relievers (aspirin, Tylenol, etc.) 5% 13% 38% Allergy medication 5% 4% 10% Asthmatic drugs (Tedral, Ephedrine, Adrenalin, Isuprel
, inhaler, etc.
Examples are albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), ephedrine, isoetherine (Bronkosol), isoproterenol (Isuprel
), metaproterenol (Alupent, Metaprel) and terbutaline (Brethine, Bricanyl).
Amphastar's product was determined by the FDA to be therapeutically equivalent to Isuprel
(Isoproterenol Hydrochloride Injection) which is sold in the United States by Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
In February, the same day Valeant bought the rights to Nitropress and Isuprel
, which are used to treat high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm, the company raised the prices for the drugs from $258 to $806 and $215 to $1,347, respectively.
The Canada-based Valeant drew ire earlier this year when it jacked up prices for two cardiac-care drugs, Nitropress and Isuprel
, by 525 percent and 212 percent.