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   Posted 10/21/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know anything about the ney inhaler on the market. I think its called asmonex. Its supposed to be one inhalation daily, I think its a steroid or something. Ive been on advair 500/50 and it only kinda works. I should be on singulair too but I can't afford it, I have horrible insurance. Im wondering how pricey this new inhaler is and if its as effective as advair. Thanks for your time :)
 I was diagnosed with U.C. in early 2007. I am 30, single and no kids.
I am currently taking 4800 mgs of Lialda, 100 mgs of Imuran, 1000 mgs Canasa, 10 mgs of Prednisone temporarily(1 more week).
Also I take:Propecia(hair loss), Trentenoin(acne), Paxil(depression), Allegra(allergies), Advair&albuterol(asthma), multi-vitamins, b-complex, flax oil and biotin.
I eat a vegan diet.

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   Posted 10/21/2007 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I use asmenex, I like it. It is a steroid inhaler and my insurance covers most of it, I pay $25.00 co-pay for it. It's a twist inhaler and it counts your puffs down for you, which is nice. I use it one puff once a day. It might go back up to two puffs once a day as I've been coughing.
Have you asked your doctor for free samples of Singulair as your insurance will not cover it. Some pharmacies offer low discount programs, do you qualify? Ask up, don't be afraid, tell your doctor you need help. Some doctor's understand.
Nice to meet you and sorry you have asthma.
Natural, local Honey is supposed to be good for allergies, have you tried that?
I found a place here that sells really good honey and it's from a local place I think it helps.
Lots of well wishes to you and keep us posted..........
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   Posted 10/22/2007 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there! Asmanex is a great asthma med. My son uses it and I did too when I had a severe bout of bronchitis. It definately helps with the breathing. But if you do get it, be sure to always either rinse your mouth or brush your teeth afterwards because since it's a steroid powder, it can cause mouth infections if not rinsed out. I'm not sure if your insurance will cover it or not but you can call and find out.
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   Posted 10/22/2007 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
It isnt new I have been on it now for 2 years it just started getting advertized on tv recently. It is a powder that drops into a chamber and you inhale it in. It is a simulated corticosteroid twisthaler. The nice thing about it is that it keeps track of how many doses are left in the twisthaler along the side. It comes in 30 metered doses, 60 and 120. My regular dose is 2 inhalations a day however when I have bronchitis my pulmonologist ups it to 4 inhalations a day.

I have United helath and the past 2 times I have gotten it filled they had me pay the $10 copay even tho it is brand name. Prior to that it was $40, I dont know what made them change their mind but I'm not complaing. All of my other meds are still the same prices as they were before. I also take Singulair at bedtime for my asthma too. My asthma is allergy induced as well as when I have a cold. I just make sure I rinse my mouth out well after the asmanex as well as after albuterol as they can both cause oral thrush....not fun.
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