The other thing I forgot about Advair is that it is not a “rescue inhaler.” For Advair to work, it requires a daily regimen.
If the kid had gone months without using Advair, it wouldn’t be instantly effective.
I’ve gotten by with a Primatene rescue inhaler. It’s rather nasty, but, it’s better than nothing.
Even at $175/mo., most parents can find it in their budget, if their child needs medication that badly. Plus, if the kid was in that much distress, time to head to the emergency room.
I’ve done that one myself. Nasty stuff.
The Symbicort I just started is almost as bad, though. lol
Is Primatene OTC? If it is, I am going to add it to my first aid kit. I have several friends who are asthmatic and it may be their hope, in a pinch.
Stop using that.......
I've seen too many folks die using that stuff........
Just go buy a Ventolin Inhaler
Advair is a steroid fluticasone and a bronchodilator salmeterol mix....most can expect benefits 30 minutes after use....some might take a week.
You are correct...it's not a rescue inhaler.
We don't have the full story here....I'd wager.
I will put money on her being on public assistance. Then she wouldn’t have $175/month available to purchase it outright.
And the article states that they were getting treatment, including his getting so ill after an attack he never recovered.