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COPD -Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Anyone know if they sell Advair, Spiriva and Ventolin here and what the cost are?

Are prescription drugs normally cheaper here?

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I use Budecort (budseonide) daily in a "turbuhaler". It's currently about P1400 for 100 doses at 200mcg/dose.

I used Ventolin (salbutamol) before the Budecort but now reserve it for an emergency inhaler. 200 actuations and a  "gun" without a counter was, I believe, about P1200 the last time I bought one.

Asthma and COPD are very widespread here and you'll probably be able to find what you need at the larger drugstores (Mercury).

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Be prepared for it to have a different name to what you use in your own country. So if you don't see what you are looking for just ask as it my be there.

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I was prescribed the OnBreeze Inhaler, Indacteral Maleate, for daily use when I was diagnosed with COPD while living in the Philippines. This has worked well for me and I continue to use it now that I am back in the USA though I have to buy it from a Canadian Pharmacy. This cost me approximately $70 USD per month. I had a terrible almost constant cough when I was first prescribed this and my cough was almost completely gone within a few days.

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Do they sell most of the drugs over the counter or do you need to see a doctor and get a script for them?

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42 minutes ago, blkJack said:

Do they sell most of the drugs over the counter or do you need to see a doctor and get a script for them?

These day most need a script and many are not cheap as they dont have goverment subsidies like western countries.  

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Yes that is understandable but most drug companies have different pricing for 3rd world countries. Do they check your prescription drugs out when you go through customs to see if you have a larger supply than what your return ticket indicates of time spent in country? 

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5 hours ago, blkJack said:

Do they sell most of the drugs over the counter or do you need to see a doctor and get a script for them?

3 years ago I did not need a prescription. If a drug store  does require one a doctor visit at most locations is only $10 USD, even for a specialist.

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WoW thats good to know

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4 hours ago, blkJack said:

WoW thats good to know

Can you quote who you are replying to. Just click Quote or highlight any part of text and a quote button magically appears. Makes it so much easier to follow. So what's good to know? :thumbsup:

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