Asthma Inhalers 2x £7 instore @ Asda
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Asthma Inhalers 2x £7 instore @ Asda

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Found 15th Aug 2012
So from last week Asda have started to sell Blue/Reliever inhalers over the counter 2 for £7, considering usually I have to pay £8 for one and have the absolute hassle of getting the ultra helpful (sarcasm alert) receptionists to get me a prescription readied and get to the doctors before I finish work. This is a bit of a god send. I only ever need the reliever at rare moments often when drs are closed.

A great deal and about bloody time for all those with a chest as weak as England's penalty taking ability.

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jellybaby22

Ridiculous people with asthma pay for their prescription , when other … Ridiculous people with asthma pay for their prescription , when other chronic conditions are exempt.Also makes me glad I live in Scotland



True it is ridiculous but it is the world we live in, my brown one sets me back £8 a month

Nice one!

This is handy. Dont have to order prescriptions..and great for emergencies. HOT

Yes I agree, inhalors should be free. Asthma is a chronic illness.

Yep this is a good deal. Hot from me.

What a fab idea, it costs me almost £6 in petrol to get to my doctors & back, now I can pick one up when I am at work Oh & the time my son forgot it when we went on holiday, almost a day wasted trying to get hold of one Well done Asda

They can never be free as they cost money to produce?? They do have to be paid for somehow..

They're free in Wales anyway!

smokingplunger

They're free in Wales anyway!



No they are not, nothing is free. People who pay taxes pay for them for Welsh people and for Scottish people (including Welsh and Scottish tax payers of course)

Really good idea - however depending on how many medications you're on it's still worth considering a pre-pay certificate. My husband has one and it's around £10 a month so the cost is spread over the year but atleast you can budget a bit easier. Maybe other pharmacies will start following suit - our local Asda doesn't have a pharmacy but there are ones in the Tescos and Sainsburys.

Mine are free cause i'm in n.ireland but this is fab, i had awful trouble when my receptionist ordered me the wrong inhaler twice!!! i had no red one for a week, but i do agree these should be free for everyone. Also it took alot of work to get my dr to give me 2 just incase he said they tell him not to in order to save money and he agree's a spare one is a good idea but they don't.

the blue inhaler is not a substitute for the preventer (steroid inhaler). asthma patients who are on a steroid inhaler as well as blue reliever should also be taking regularly to treat the inflammation of asthma and not replacing it with the blue reliver one.

Great Deal but I only pay £3.75 for my prescription so not really a huge saving... On and we don't have an Asda!
How are they allowed to just sell these without prescription?

simmobb2

No they are not, nothing is free. People who pay taxes pay for them for … No they are not, nothing is free. People who pay taxes pay for them for Welsh people and for Scottish people (including Welsh and Scottish tax payers of course)

At least two of the people above say they have problems getting to their quacks/chemists because of work commitments; so they are paying taxes.

nicky01

the blue inhaler is not a substitute for the preventer (steroid inhaler). … the blue inhaler is not a substitute for the preventer (steroid inhaler). asthma patients who are on a steroid inhaler as well as blue reliever should also be taking regularly to treat the inflammation of asthma and not replacing it with the blue reliver one.


Yep, ever since I started to regularly take my preventitive inhaler (seretide) I rarely use my blue one now

i presume a parmacist would ask them regarding history etc... am sure it would need to be controlled or could be harmful to some people if not given out correctly.

souljacker you are correct!!

My advice is to get a three-month prepayment certificate (about twenty-five quid) and then get a prescription every other week for anything you might need over the next year or so. These inhalers will be okay for two to three years and such stockpiling will save you money, especially if you have a related condition like hayfever or psoriasis. But it's brilliant that Asda can now do this.

mike203uk

My advice is to get a three-month prepayment certificate (about … My advice is to get a three-month prepayment certificate (about twenty-five quid) and then get a prescription every other week for anything you might need over the next year or so. These inhalers will be okay for two to three years and such stockpiling will save you money, especially if you have a related condition like hayfever or psoriasis. But it's brilliant that Asda can now do this.


Surely doctors will notice you are getting too many prescriptions in such a short space of time?

Great deal for those who need it and can't bother with the hassle of prescriptions etc....

jellybaby22

Ridiculous people with asthma pay for their prescription , when other … Ridiculous people with asthma pay for their prescription , when other chronic conditions are exempt.Also makes me glad I live in Scotland



I'd hardly call it ridiculous, more realistic. As has been mentioned, these need to be paid for by someone - while you may be happy to pay a bit extra to fund it, most people are not (no matter what they say).

perfumes, smoking, deodorants, this is why people need inhalers. they should not be free as we humans have created this problem by our use of stupid chemicals.

Orcinus_orca

perfumes, smoking, deodorants, this is why people need inhalers. they … perfumes, smoking, deodorants, this is why people need inhalers. they should not be free as we humans have created this problem by our use of stupid chemicals.


You could say that about any chronic conditions which has free prescriptions

Chiptivo

They can never be free as they cost money to produce?? They do have to be … They can never be free as they cost money to produce?? They do have to be paid for somehow..



So where does your argument stand with all the methadone prescribed to the jobless, Jeremy Kyle watching junkies of the UK? It's the likes of me and anyone else on here with a job and paying their taxes

Orcinus_orca

perfumes, smoking, deodorants, this is why people need inhalers. they … perfumes, smoking, deodorants, this is why people need inhalers. they should not be free as we humans have created this problem by our use of stupid chemicals.



Lets assume you're correct that people only get asthma because of things like that (including fumes from industry, cars etc) - In that case you're saying anyone who has any illness caused by anything to do with living in the modern world shouldn't be treated? That would rule out most illnesses/injuries you understand...
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My doctor put's 2 of these per prescription so I only pay one prescription for 2 inhalers.

Good for emergencies though, and yes they should be free. Insulin is.

Red Devil

So where does your argument stand with all the methadone prescribed to … So where does your argument stand with all the methadone prescribed to the jobless, Jeremy Kyle watching junkies of the UK? It's the likes of me and anyone else on here with a job and paying their taxes



To be honest you need methadone to make Jeremy Kyle enjoyable, maybe if daytime TV was good none of this would be happening.

good deal but my purple one is £67 any ideas where I can get that one cheap?

Orcinus_orca

perfumes, smoking, deodorants, this is why people need inhalers. they … perfumes, smoking, deodorants, this is why people need inhalers. they should not be free as we humans have created this problem by our use of stupid chemicals.



Really so people should suffer because past generations have caused an issue, my wife suffers with Asthma and it was through no fault of her own, she can't be blamed for her mothers choices before she was born.

Anyway wifes just moved her doctors to one in England, what can she expect to pay for her repeat prescriptions, surely not £7 per item or whatever it is?

People with other life threatening illnesses get free prescriptions but not ashtmatics..... why?

Orcinus_orca

perfumes, smoking, deodorants, this is why people need inhalers. they … perfumes, smoking, deodorants, this is why people need inhalers. they should not be free as we humans have created this problem by our use of stupid chemicals.



Give your head a wobble son, you're talking utter drivel.

i only have the a blue inhaler use it when i get up and maybe when i feel tired (seems to kick in if im on a late night) asked the doctor if i should be using a brown preventer instead only last month and he assured me by puttin me on a preventer would probably cause my asthma to become worse as i'd slowly become dependent on it - i dont know if hes talking rubbish im not a doctor

i think £7 for two is a fair price seeing that you get them abroad for €3/4 each - but i dont begrudge paying for my script thou the NHS needs every penny and by making a profit out of these helps the more needy then thats only fair

This is cool I just got some. Had a private consultation with a pharmacist and it only took 10 mins.
Now won't bother the doc but I need to tell him so they know I'm not suddenly cured as I won't be ordering my prescription.
Not a bad price as its for 2 months only and I can go back as well.

Can I use these even if I don't have asthma?

Shame i rarely use the blue inhaler, using the brown (preventer) twice a day seems to keep mine at bay.

ColdDealLarry

Can I use these even if I don't have asthma?


Erm Why? they do have uses for none asthmatics.... but no... don't would be like asking if you should take painkillers when you don't have pain?
Weird weird Trolls....

ColdDealLarry

Can I use these even if I don't have asthma?


Why would you want to??

beso

i only have the a blue inhaler use it when i get up and maybe when i feel … i only have the a blue inhaler use it when i get up and maybe when i feel tired (seems to kick in if im on a late night) asked the doctor if i should be using a brown preventer instead only last month and he assured me by puttin me on a preventer would probably cause my asthma to become worse as i'd slowly become dependent on it - i dont know if hes talking rubbish im not a doctori think £7 for two is a fair price seeing that you get them abroad for €3/4 each - but i dont begrudge paying for my script thou the NHS needs every penny and by making a profit out of these helps the more needy then thats only fair

This is cool I just got some. Had a private consultation with a pharmacist and it only took 10 mins.
Now won't bother the doc but I need to tell him so they know I'm not suddenly cured as I won't be ordering my prescription.
Not a bad price as its for 2 months only and I can go back as well.
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