Anyone tried the new inhaler Airsupra for asthma?

Posted by loosethread @loosethread, Apr 1 9:31am

Hello has anyone tried the new inhaler Airsupra for asthma?

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@loosethread, I read from your previous messages that you've had asthma all your life, but it seems to be worsening as you age. Are you and your doctor looking for new approaches to get it under control again? Has the albuterol and budesonide combination (Airsupra) been recommended for you?

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@colleenyoung

@loosethread, I read from your previous messages that you've had asthma all your life, but it seems to be worsening as you age. Are you and your doctor looking for new approaches to get it under control again? Has the albuterol and budesonide combination (Airsupra) been recommended for you?

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Hello, Thankyou for asking. I was at my appt. yesterday and they did give me a sample of Airsupra to try. I have only taken 1 dose today as thought I should do it slowly in case of allergy to the budesonide in it. Its been hard to find what works since I have a lot of allergies to different meds. Have you tried it? I know it's new on the market and I don't find to many reviews yet. Any comments much appreciated. Thankyou for your time.

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@loosethread

Hello, Thankyou for asking. I was at my appt. yesterday and they did give me a sample of Airsupra to try. I have only taken 1 dose today as thought I should do it slowly in case of allergy to the budesonide in it. Its been hard to find what works since I have a lot of allergies to different meds. Have you tried it? I know it's new on the market and I don't find to many reviews yet. Any comments much appreciated. Thankyou for your time.

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I use Airsupra's close cousin, a combination inhaler of formoterol and budosenide. (Symbicort , or generic Breyna)
The difference is formoterol is a LABA (long-acting beta agonist) - albuterol is a SABA (short-acting beta agonist)
After a week, I was able to cut back on my levalbuterol nebs, eventually dropping them almost completely (except if my bronchiectasis flares). And I can count on 2 hands the number of times I have used the rescue inhaler in the past year. They now expire before I use them up!

I previkusly had air hunger and chest pain that have been 95% relieved - so the low dose inhaled steroid has been a game changer for me.
Have you tried the Airsupra yet?

Sue

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