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Impact of Azmacort Withdrawal Brought to Light in Medicine Community
Date:6/29/2010

Azmacort and other CFC inhalers have been taken off the U.S. market, forcing countless patients to find an equivalent medication. Many have chosen to write into the People's Medicine Community to express their concerns and frustrations, and have found that they are not alone with their struggle. Learn more about the FDA's decision and connect with other individuals through this special report.

Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2010 -- For over 6 months individuals have been writing into the People's Medicine Community® expressing great concern over the discontinuation of Azmacort. Triamcinolone (the drug's active ingredient) is a synthetic corticosteroid which was available in the form of an inhaler as a preventative measure for individuals with acute asthma. Long-time Azmacort users stated that it did not come with the side effects that other asthma medications gave them, and they are now extremely concerned, having been left with no real alternatives.

Jack, creator of the Azmacort Forum, stated, "Azmacort has been taken off the market because of environmental concerns … There really is NO substitute. All other steroids do not work. My wife could die because of it. No one seems to care." Since posting his wife's story in January numerous other patients have come forward to report similar challenges. Community member Katharine stated, "I've been using Azmacort since the early to mid 80's. It was the only medication that finally got me off high daily doses of Prednisone, which made me so sick ... Every time I contracted a simple head/chest cold I ended up
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