Both my daughters are asthmatic, one of them is a lot worse than the other resulting in frequent hospital admissions. She isn't on home nebs at the minute although we both believe it'll help her. She currently takes ventolin 6 times every 4 hours as prescribed by her doctor, and around 8 times on top on this, when she needs it. She goes through around 32 puffs of her ventolin per day, because of this her inhalers don't last her long - just over 6 days at a time. She gets prescribed 2 inhalers monthly, both of which last around 12.5 days. Our local chemist do 100 boxes of nebuliser things, from my own working, if we could get these prescribed instead of her inhalers, should last her twice as long as her inhalers do. We can't afford paying out nearly Â£30 a month on ventolin alone. The next time she needs her inhalers prescribing, I'm gonna go to the doctors with her and ask about being able to get nebuliser things prescribed instead of inhalers as they'd last longer and would probably be cheaper for the NHS. Has anyone else being in a similar situation to this and had any luck on getting changed from inhalers to nebulisers by their GP? Could we have any luck if we're having to pay almost Â£52 a month on medication for her?
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