i recently had my Spiriva handihaler ( the one with the capsules of dry powder) updated to Spiriva Respimat-the new inhaler that gives a few seconds of continuous fine spray-i have had an exacerbation lately (about 4 weeks ago) and still am continuously coughing and struggling to bring up the mucus and breath freely-i think my doctor feels this new form will help me more now that my COPD seems to have worsened - i have only been using it for 2 days now-does anyone else have experience using Spir… read more
I am prescribed Advair and Symbi-cort. The Advair is twice a day and Symbi-cort is once a day. What is the reccommended regimen to taking these drugs? Do I spread them out to 3 times a day - ie Advair morning and night with Symbi-cort at lunch? Can I take Advair and Symbi-cort together in the morning?? Just what are other members doing? Thanks.
Which one do most take first? Any advantage of one over the other? Or does it make any difference?
Can you give me a name of an inhaler that you use and like, I have to get another one from my doctor. I tried spiriva respimat, but it was top strong and it made me cough, I also tried advair, but that made my throat sore and my voice hoarse, so can someone tell me about the inhaler that they use....Thanks
With the insane cost of inhalers in the US, has anybody here purchased them from another country? I have seen where the Spiriva inhaler only costs $125.00 from Canada, but almost $400 here! I need help as I currently don't have ins & the out of pocket is killing me!
I was getting them from an international pharmacy and it was much cheaper. Be sure and do your research. I was working with a Canadian pharmacy. There are many so you really have to check things out.