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.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987