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Asthma

Question
Posted by: Hennie C | 2018/11/25

Q.

Smokers bronchitis

I have been described Duovent to open my chest, but it is extremely expensive for a pensioner. Is there an alternative inhaler that I can use. I tried to use Beclate but does not open my chest. My doctor diagnosed me with smoker bronchitis about 4 years ago, since then I have not smoked. It causes shortness of breath. 

Expert's Reply

A.

Asthma Expert
- 2018/11/26

A cheaper option would be to use two separate inhalers, i.e. Salbutamol (Venteze) and Ipvent (Atrovent).  There are now also more advanced combination inhaler for bronchitis, e.g. Ultibro.  Depending on how many bronchitis attacks you are having a year, your doctor may decide to also use an inhaled steroid.  You need to discuss these options with your doctor.

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