Someone said they don't prescribe Advair in the us anymore. Not true. My dr. Prescribed that for me today but with insurance cost just under $400!!! I don't understand how they get away with this! Needless to say I couldn't afford that much money. I was told there was not a generic for this. My previous Dr. Prescribed albeuterol but didn't work well. He dr today said he wanted to try a different kind of inhaler hense the advair script. Does anyone know of an inhaler that works like advair and doesn't cost as much as my health insurance costs monthly?
These are the leaflets we give out at my hospital to reinforce the advice we give about using the inhalers, may be helpful for OP or other readers:
Asthma UK is another great resource with lots of easy to understand info about diagnosis, treatment and management of attacks in their advice section. As I said earlier, asthma and childhood wheezing are treated the same so the same advice will apply.
(Sorry for any cross posts that may have occurred, it took me forever to copy and paste the links on my phone!)
Patients who are on drugs that suppress the immune system are more susceptible to infection than healthy individuals. Chicken pox and measles , for example, can have a more serious or even fatal course in susceptible pediatric patients or adults on immunosuppressant doses of corticosteroids. In pediatric or adult patients who have not had these diseases, particular care should be taken to avoid exposure. How the dose, route, and duration of corticosteroid administration affects the risk of developing a disseminated infection is not known. The contribution of the underlying disease and/or prior corticosteroid treatment to the risk is also not known. If exposed, therapy with varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) or pooled intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), as appropriate, may be indicated. If exposed to measles, prophylaxis with pooled intramuscular immunoglobulin (IG) may be indicated. (See the respective package inserts for complete VZIG and IG prescribing information.) If chicken pox develops, treatment with antiviral agents may be considered.