Hi im susana torrechilla from phillipines im here in this community because im always trigger of asthma I already hospitalize 2x in icu about my asthma.I need help some medication about my asthma very long time I know this site will help me about my problem.im not often see the doctore about the financial problem I hope they have a doctor her can help me to diagnose my asthma.I hope one day answer my prayer.thank you! Need medication for begging and for help about my asthma.thank u so much
Wow- this came as quite a surprise that the old inhaler is no longer available. The email and letter I received in the mail introducing the inhaler said NOTHING about discontinuing the old inhaler. Only through this post did I learn this. Extremely upsetting business practice on behalf of Teva. Does anyone have experience with this inhaler? My daughter is only 3 years old and we use a spacer- since this can't be used with a spacer just wondering how well it works for the little ones. Any...
That would be a great question to ask your doc -- but I understand why you wouldn't want to have an appointment just for this question. Why not put a call into the doctor's office and talk with the nurse? Or email your doctor through your portal? Another possibility: could you reach out to your pharmacist? Or if you guys use a respiratory therapist, to them? My pediatrician talked to us about going to a dry powder inhaler that didn't require a spacer because so often parents and kids don't...
My Qvar prescription is setup for auto-refill at Walgreens. A couple of days ago it was supposed to be refilled and the status changed to out of stock and backorder. A few days later it was filled and when I went in to pick it up, the pharmacist said something like the manufacturer changed. When I got home I discovered my prescription was changed to the new Qvar RediHaler. I'm looking forward to trying it out but I won't know for another 20 days until I use up my old Qvar.
Teva Pharmaceuticals and other inhaler manufacturers need to make an inhaler product that does NOT have these serious side effects. No Glaucoma, Cataracts, Adrenal Insufficiency, etc. wanted by me (SEE WARNINGS listed above). Jenny H. - Please Note: Product described above says 4 years of age and older.
Ann - it's very frustrating when meds have potential long term side effects. It's are really hard position for everyone with asthma to have to balance the trade off of meds to manage their asthma and potential side effects.
I use the QVAR respihaler too and for me, not having propellant in it made a huge difference. My lungs have never liked the prolellant but I've always managed because the steroid component took care of the issues I had but the new respihaler is MUCH better for me.
@ses1978 Access to your medical records is a right you are guaranteed by law . If your doctor's office is refusing to give you a copy of our records they should be reported (to whom depends on the specific situation and the state you live in). If you'd like to discuss the specifics of this issue, you can call AAFA's Support Center at (800) 727-8462 (or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ) and we can advise you on a plan of action.
“In view of the many advantages and few disadvantages of spacers/VHCs, every patient treated with a pMDI should own and regularly use a spacer/VHC, and know how to use it properly, both for routine preventer therapy and in an emergency, and how to keep it clean and keep an eye out for faults.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6004521/
@Nathan Pounds - Thanks for sharing this article! Using a spacer correctly and cleaning it regularly is important! Here is a video for Tips for Improving Your Inhaler Technique . When cleaning a spacer, it's important to use water and a detergent. Cleaning your spacer with only water causes an electrostatic charge. This affects how much medicine sticks on the inside of the spacer.
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