I am allergic to albuterol sulfate, it causes numbing of my mouth/nose if I use the HFA inhalers more than 3-4 times in a week. I have tried symbicort, seravent, ventolin, proair inhalers as my everyday inhalers and all have the same result of numbness within 3-4 days of daily use. I was on Advair diskus 500/50 until my insurance company took Advair off of my acceptable drug list.
Can you recommend an inhaler that does not use albuterol sulfate?
Question posted by mc_cater on 24 June 2013
Last updated on 19 November 2019
Have you contacted your insurance company to see about an exception? Sometimes when there are certain circumstances present, like yours, if your Dr writes a letter to your insurance company, they will do an exception for you and allow the Advair. I would recommend that you call your insurance company-call the members services or customer services number on your card and tell them what your situation is. See if there is any way to get exception and what all you would need to do. Trust me, insurance companies will work with you under special circumstances but they wont just tell you this. You have to call them and ask for it.
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