Any Asthmatics out there been forced to use small Salamol inhalers instead of the normal larger Ventolin ones? The smaller ones make me cough every time I take them, but my GP insists they are the same. I have looked into this and the Salamol ones are propelled by an alcohol solution such as the same SalaMOL and these can cause your throat to react. But seriously I have been asthmatic since being a small child, have grown out of it, and have grown back to it, and I take a variety of inhalers and meds, but my blue inhaler is a total lifeline, this new one is crap.
I spoke to my doctor and he said that Salamol is issued by specific Pharmacies because it is cheaper than Ventolin and that you are not forced to have it you only have to ask, I did this at my chemist but they did not agree so I spoke to my GP and he changed my prescription to reflect the inhaler I normally have but I can only get one a month where I would normally have two.
It's confusing and annoying. Anyone else have a clue what I'm going on about?