This is a query mainly aimed at people on s/c infusions via syringe drivers.
I use IV Ventolin 5mg ampoules in my infusion as it suits me better than the IV Bricanyl (Less volume and less cramps etc)
My last prescription was one box (five days worth) short as the manufactures (GSK) were rationing it!
Fortunately I came off my s/c for a few weeks. I picked up the final box from that script nearly a month late!
But this week, when I went to collect my Ventolin and it was two boxes short. Manufactures rationing again and saying they can't provide more than the 4 boxes a month = 20 days worth! I am now 10 days short. It is Boots who are having this problem with the manufacturer / distributer and they are ringing daily to try to complete my script.
Therefore in a couple of weeks time, I could be without any Ventolin.
I think this is just with the IV Ventolin that there is rationing - is anyone else having problems?
I feel there could be a big problem if I run out - nebbing one hrly would be unacceptable though I suppose if it came to It I could use IV Bricanyl - Not Ideal!
Anyway, sorry for the rant!
PS for those who don't know s/c is a last resort treatment for difficult / brittle asthma so those on normal inhalers etc.... don't panic!