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Common Affordable Asthma and COPD Medications

affordable asthma medications

Imagine if you had a nickel for every breath you took in a day, you’d easily have somewhere around $1k in your pocket by the end of each day. Most people take around 20 thousand breaths per day. And for the fortunate majority they don’t really pay too much attention to the fact they’re inhaling and exhaling all day long. If you have asthma or bronchitis, then you’ll be plenty aware of the fact that sometimes those breaths are a real challenge. Using asthma maintenance inhalers or asthma rescue inhalers is a must, and people without health insurance buying them 100% OOP need affordable asthma medications.

Another scenario where people will have to take note of how rapidly they breathe is when they are scuba diving. For divers, breathing faster means depleting the oxygen supply in the tank more quickly. Divers are taught to slow and regulate their breathing, and many people are surprised to learn how easy it is to learn. Now tie that in with asthma and you’ll be shocked to learn there are added safety considerations for scuba diving with asthma. Yes, that means that even if you have asthma, you can learn to scuba dive! People who use an asthma maintenance inhaler like the Spiriva inhaler regularly as indicated will have a lessened inflammatory asthma response.

No matter where you live in the US though the cost of inhalers for COPD is a problem for many people. Additionally, if you have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder then you will need to be using asthma inhalers likely all your life. Ordering medication online from Canada is one way many US residents are saving on their prescription drugs and this applies to affordable asthma medications too.

Generics for Lower Cost Asthma Inhalers

Buying generic medication is the best choice for anyone who finds the branded version of their medication is too pricy. A discussion of why drugs cost more in America is a whole other topic that we’ll cover in another entry. The basics of it is that the American pharmaceutical industry is very much geared for profit with regards to drug pricing and advertising. There are middleman-related costs between the manufacturer and the pharmacist behind the counter. In Canada and Mexico, it doesn’t add up the same way, and some commonly used drugs can be purchased for less from either country.

For an example, the demand there is for more affordable medications can be found when you look no further than the ‘insulin caravans’ that have traveled to Canada. Diabetes and asthma are among the most common poor health conditions in all of North America. So, these caravans were groups of diabetics that went to Canada to get more affordable insulin and make the entire trip more affordable by travelling together. We haven’t heard of any similar caravans of people looking for more affordable asthma medications, but Canadian online pharmacies are able to offer asthma inhalers delivered to US residents.

The Combivent inhaler is just as good a choice as the Spiriva, and generic Combivent is one of the inhalers that’s often used for supplementing an existing COPD medications treatment regimen. Combivent is often prescribed for people who still have bronchospasms using the inhaler their doctor has prescribed for them, and the Combivent inhaler and its combination medication adds more effectiveness.

Smart Inhalers and Pineapples

Advair Diskus or Atrovent inhalers are good choices for people with either condition being discussed. For many sufferers, COPD attacks become more problematic as with age as compared to asthma. There is good news in all of this though, particularly with new smart inhaler technology for people with asthma and COPD. Smart inhalers work together with a mobile phone application and monitor how well you’re sticking to your schedule.

These may not be among the most affordable asthma medications. That said, ordering an asthma maintenance inhaler from Canada will remain the best choice for people in the States. And there are medication reminder apps you can download for free at a low cost that will act as a reminder for whatever medications you need to take. You’ll be alerted at the specific time to take them each day – whether it be for your asthma inhaler or otherwise.

Here’s one last interesting thing we’ll share in our discussion of affordable asthma inhalers; pineapple is an incredibly healthy fruit. Not only does it taste great and do wonders for our bodies, but it pineapple is good for asthmatics too because of the Bromelain in it.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.


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