Nebulizing Equipment

Posted by alleycatkate @alleycatkate, Apr 20 5:47pm

Hi all….Does anyone know if the Neb Kits are interchangeable with different Nebulizing Compressors? I have a Drive Compressor and would like to try the Pari Neb kit for my compressor but I am not sure if it would fit. Seems that it would be interchangeable since it is just a connecting tube from the compressor to the kit. I'd need to get my GP to write a script so I don't want to get it wrong. Thanks for any thoughts.

Forgot to say the sterilizing is after the regular soap and water washing. So if you nebulize twice a day, wash twice, sterilize once. So glad you found the Aventi

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@sueinmn

@auntnanny My health insurance covers part with a prescription but Medicare B declined. I think they'll pay 50 percent but my brother's doesn't cover his.
So it's part of the Wild West that is our insurance system.
Sue

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My insurance covered the nebulizer and the original parts. Since then, I’ve been buying my own parts every few months. My insurance doesn’t even cover the full cost of the saline. My Dr just prescribed the 7% that I requested and I was just charged $94. by GHI. I’m not on Medicare. When I get the 3%, they usually charge me $35 for one month supply

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@ginak

My insurance covered the nebulizer and the original parts. Since then, I’ve been buying my own parts every few months. My insurance doesn’t even cover the full cost of the saline. My Dr just prescribed the 7% that I requested and I was just charged $94. by GHI. I’m not on Medicare. When I get the 3%, they usually charge me $35 for one month supply

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@ginak At most, 7 % saline should run about $35.00 a box. Try http://www.goodrx.com to see who in your area sells it the cheapest. I get mine free from the Healthwell Foundation.

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@auntnanny

rits……… does anyone know if saline is provided cost free by any company with Medicare patients. Linncare does a great job with tubing and mouthpieces and albuterol…….. but I've not learned of anyone furnishing saline. Thank you

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The Heathwell Foundation covers mine.

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@windwalker

@ginak At most, 7 % saline should run about $35.00 a box. Try http://www.goodrx.com to see who in your area sells it the cheapest. I get mine free from the Healthwell Foundation.

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I wonder how many they're sending me.

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@windwalker

@ginak At most, 7 % saline should run about $35.00 a box. Try http://www.goodrx.com to see who in your area sells it the cheapest. I get mine free from the Healthwell Foundation.

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Thanks so much for the information! I start on Medicare next month and will have to start paying for this myself. Hope all is well and stay safe❤️

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@migizii

Thanks so much for the information! I start on Medicare next month and will have to start paying for this myself. Hope all is well and stay safe❤️

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A goodrx coupon, available on their website for free, reduces the price substantially. I pay a little over $15 for 60 vials at Walgreens – 2x a day for a month. It is even cheaper at CVS and other places but the Walgreens near me is the only bone with a drive through.

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@auntnanny

rits……… does anyone know if saline is provided cost free by any company with Medicare patients. Linncare does a great job with tubing and mouthpieces and albuterol…….. but I've not learned of anyone furnishing saline. Thank you

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Does one simply phone Linncare to determine eligibility?

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There was a Linncare small little office in Bartlesville, Okla — I just went in there. It was no problem. If you're not close to an office, I would just start with a call and if that's not sufficient I'm sure they can direct you where to go.

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I use the pari with the nebulizer I've had for 4 years that I use for albuterol and saline. It's just the mouthpiece that's different (as far as I can tell). I'm wondering if it's possible to use the pari for the albuterol and saline.

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@auntnanny

There was a Linncare small little office in Bartlesville, Okla — I just went in there. It was no problem. If you're not close to an office, I would just start with a call and if that's not sufficient I'm sure they can direct you where to go.

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Thanks auntnanny. You mention Bartlesville; a place I think of as the "biggest, brightest" little city anywhere. With the unique Price Tower ala Frank Lloyd Wright, Phillips Petroleum, Reda Pump, Frank Phillips' historic home and Woolarock a few miles from town.

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@ginak

I wonder how many they're sending me.

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I finally received my Rx for the 7%. Based on the way my Dr wrote the Rx, (3x per day, I only neb once per day), I received 270 vials !! LOL. I’m happy about that, since then I have to reorder less frequently. I guess that’s why it cost $94. Going to try it later today. I’m a little concerned that it might cause hemoptysis. Anyone have any thoughts or experiences with this happening?

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@ginak Wow, 270 vials is quite a supply. I have not experienced hemoptysis from saline or otherwise, but if you have maybe start cautiously?
Also, 7% saline can really provoke a cough at first,and can irritate the throat a bit. I don't even try to neb the full amount – once I get several good deep coughs that bring up mucus, and then the mucus gets thinner/clearer, I call it good and stop. Sometimes that takes 5 minutes, sometimes the full dose.
I hope you have good results. Let us know how it goes.
Sue

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alleycatkate I too would like to know more about the two different types of nebulizing equipment. I'm wondering why I the pari mouthpiece would not be okay to use for albuterol and saline. When I change from one to the other, I don't change tubing or compressors — and I don't see or feel any difference in the delivery of any of it. Does anyone have an answer to this????? Thank you

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Question……. has anyone experienced coughing hard enough to cause a bloodshot eye? This seems to happen to me (and I do cough very hard — every day and most of the day)

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