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Foradil® Aerolizer Discontinuation


On October 21, 2015, Novartis, the manufacturer of Foradil® Aerolizer, announced they would stop making this product. Foradil Aerolizer is distributed by Merck Pharmaceuticals.

Please note: The discontinuation of Foradil Aerolizer is not due to any safety or efficacy issue. This decision was made for business reasons only.

CVS/caremark Response: Because of this action, CVS/caremark will continue to fill prescriptions for Foradil Aerolizer until current supplies are used up at which time, plan members will require a new prescription for a different product to treat their condition.

For more information, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1‑866‑823‑5184.

If you are currently taking Foradil Aerolizer and have questions, please call your doctor or call Merck Pharmaceuticals toll-free at 1‑800‑727‑5400, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm (ET). You may also call the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO‑FDA (1‑888‑463‑6332) or visit

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