AsthmaFilter: Medication options for the uninsured?
September 18, 2012 7:05 AM Subscribe
Current over-the-counter medication options for asthmatics?
posted by smirkette to health & fitness (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in-between insurance plans at the moment and my last inhaler is almost dead. In the past, I've used Primatene Mist as a stop-gap measure, but now it's been banned due to CFC content (:shakes fist at the EPA for banning it without having a viable alternative in place first:). The tablets do nothing for my breathing. I've had asthma all my life, and need daily maintenance meds to do anything more active than a moderately brisk walk.
YANMD, but would you write a one-off prescription for asthma medication to a new patient you probably won't see again? I can see how that might seem a bit dodgy to a doctor. Is this something an urgent care center could do? Sadly, none of my friends are doctors and I haven't seen a private practice doctor in over 10 years.