Hello. I'm new to this forum. I have been asthmatic since I was five (I'm now 50) and have taken all sorts of inhalers with all sorts of delivery mechanisms. Last week I was prescirbed a DuoResp Spiromax inhaler. I usually have Symbicort but apparently this is the same drug but cheaper for my surgery (which has gone over its drugs budget).
The delivery mechanism is different than Symbicort but I took advice from the pharmacist and thought it wouldn't be a problem. However, every time I take the inhaler I start coughing and wheezing and this triggers my asthma. So basically it's not doing what it's supposed to do. I seem to be sensitive to the powder in the inhaler which doesn't seem to in suspension like Symbicort. I could be wrong but this is how if feels to me.
Has anyone else has this problem?