My daughter takes this medication for asthma and it is available at any chemist for $30.20 or there abouts. Kate
you can buy asmal cheaper alternative to ventolin at ANY chemist in Australia
Originally Posted by maria
Hope that helps
Ventolin is a prescription medication in Australia as all inhalers/tablets for Asthma. My daughter takes 2 puffers and singular. You dont pay for the full amount just a portion due to the PBS scheme, Google MEDICARE and it explains all of this for you
Wild child - how old is your daughter? I went on singular when I was 16 It was quite new to the uk then and I had to beg the doctor! it is very good much better then steroids, I have found anyway.
Sorry I haven't been on for ages I have just been looking over my hubbies shoulder and he doesn't look at medical posts!!!!
My daughter is 7, her asthma is mild but unpredictable so she had a couple of attacks last year out of the blue, that was when the Dr at the hospital said singular would be good for her. I suppose I am worried that long term steroids is not good for her she has been on them since she was 18 months. I know that the benifit out weighs the concern but I still don't like the thought of a life on steroids if something else that is not steroid based would work!
Do you know if they normally prescribed singular for any particular reason? Or is it just a case of trying dif things?
Of the point now why doesn't my quote come up in a quote box????
Originally Posted by Libby1971
My daughter has asthma but Ive gleaned all the info on that from the posts on here, but dont know if you or anyone can help with this one? ...
I have got epilepsy and have to take medication twice a day called Keppra (thats the brandname). I'm just thinking if inhalers are that expensive Im guessing that my tablets will be much more? In the UK I know that asthma doesnt get you an exemption certificate for paying for medication but epilepsy does ( i know that seems unfair!) so i have luckily never had to pay for mine but do you know if epilepsy is exactly the same as anything else over there and if you have to have the medication regardless?
Im definately stockpiling now - (got a year to get my stash going!!).
Oh also do they mind you bringing that much medication into the country? I wont be taking mine in hand luggage - Id put all the stash in my suitcases? Would they notice it then?
I have pmed you
I went on singular instead of the steroids as I had been on them since I was very young. The doctor said that they are taken together in some cases but I have been ok with just the singular. I am not sure if there is much alternative apart from different types of steroids so the doctor has said. Singular is normally prescribed to younger children, I do seem to be the oldest person I know of on them!
hi, I'm a UK GP. It shows you how much the NHS subsidises prescription charges as an inhaler in the UK cost approx £15 without the NHS's help