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The medicines you've been prescribed to treat your asthma can't work unless you take them as they are meant to be taken. There are preventer inhalers to help prevent symptoms and reduce the risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack. There are reliever inhalers to help manage symptoms. There are various medicines to treat more severe symptoms and asthma attacks. Whatever combination your doctor prescribes for you it's so important that you play your part in helping them to work by taking them in the right dose, in the right way, at the right time(s). Our medics will help to manage it, review how you can perform on your own and assess overtime if needed.

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If you’re using your preventer inhaler as prescribed, and using the right inhaler technique, it can help you:
  • cut your risk of an asthma attack
  • feel less breathless climbing stairs
  • cope better with your usual asthma triggers
  • get a good night’s sleep
  • have less time off work
  • take part in exercise and family activities.
Good inhaler technique can really make a difference in how well you manage your asthma. It could also mean you’ll be able to manage your asthma symptoms without needing to be prescribed higher doses.

Indication

If your asthma symptoms are flaring up, poor inhaler technique could be at the root of the problem. It’s easy to slip into mistakes, especially if you’ve had inhalers for a long time, but you can break those bad habits using our medic support.
While it may be difficult to know exactly when a loved one has misused asthma medication, long-term misuse may be suspected if:
  • Your child goes through inhalers faster than usual;
  • Your child insists on having an excessive supply of asthma medication;
  • Increased frequency of use of inhaler medication (more than 10x per day);
  • Use of medication for purposes other than relief of asthma (ex. For relieving anxiety or nervousness);
  • Worsening of asthma symptoms – research suggests that excessive use of salbutamol inhaler medication (>20x per day) with the intent of preventing asthma attacks actually led to far worse attacks, as the lungs adapt to the expansion effect created by the medication, leading to failure of the lungs to function properly. Cessation of the medication and replacement with slow-release medication (ex. Becotide) allowed for the return of normal lung functioning; asthma symptoms were then controlled with non-aerosol medication;
  • Adverse reactions noted included feeling dizzier, headaches, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, irritability and confusion.

Requirements

Our nurse will contact you to discuss your prescription and medication supply. Inhalers or its accessories are not included in the price for service.

Disclaimer

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

How it works

  • Book a visit

    Contact us via our website, email or phone to book your visit. A visit fee will apply depending on your location, regardless of required service(s).

  • Meet our medic

    We come to you on the day your visit is booked. Our medic will have all the required equipment to provide medical care to you and your family at your home, work, or a place of your choice.

  • Get the results

    We deliver results electronically via email, or by post to you and your doctor, if requested. Our medics can liaise with your doctor to help you get the care you need.