Prescription for six-month supply of the inhalers you need
Prescription can be used for controller inhalers and up to two reliever inhalers
Personalised action plan and on-going doctor support to manage your asthma
How our service works
Select a medication and complete a short questionnaire.
A doctor will assess your answers and, if suitable, provide a prescription.
Your prescription will be sent by our doctors to your chosen pharmacy and you can pay for your treatment in-store.
About asthma inhalers
Can I use my reliever inhaler every day?
You should not need to use your Salbutamol inhaler more than once or twice a week if your asthma is under control. If you’re using it more than this please let us know as you will require a controller inhaler, a stronger dose of your existing controller if you are already taking one, or additional treatment.
What are the side effects of using a Salbutamol inhaler?
Salbutamol can cause unwanted side effects which include:
- A racing heartbeat
- Muscle cramps
- Slight tremor or shakes.
Any side effects should not last more than an hour. If you have heart problems and experience chest pain or any worsening of your heart disease whilst using Ventolin then you should go to A&E.
A full list of side effects will be in the information leaflet that comes with your inhaler. Please contact us via your Patient Record if you have any concerns about side effects.
What are the side effects of using a Beclomethasone/Seretide controller inhalers?
Most people won't experience any side effects, but the common side effects include:
- Hoarse voice
- Sore throat
- Developing thrush in your mouth or throat
People using Beclomethasone inhalers at unusually high doses over a long period of time might also experience bone thinning.
What ever kind of inhaler you're using, you should read the patient information leaflet in detail to make sure you're aware of all the potential side effects.
Please contact us via your Patient Record if you have any concerns about side effects.
What should I do if I am having an attack?
If you have an asthma attack, severe symptoms or breathlessness, please contact your GP or attend your local Accident and Emergency Department immediately. Remember, asthma can be life threatening.