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  • mcghe7
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    • August 30, 2016, 02:36:35 pm
Asthma Meds in Pharmacy
« on: November 24, 2016, 02:53:15 pm »
I take a controlled inhaler called Symbicort (same as Advair). Does anyone who uses these inhalers know if I need a prescription to get its Korean equivalent at the Pharmacy?


Re: Asthma Meds in Pharmacy
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2016, 06:39:36 pm »
You need a prescription. I use this too and i can get it from any internal medicine doctor. I dont know what your symbicort is like from the states (i had an aerosol can one) but here i have only gotten the powder ones you inhale from. I didnt know how to use it at first lol. Anyway, just bring your old symbicort and say you need a refill and the doctor will look at the dosage and ask how often you use it. Luckily, with a prescription it's cheap here!


Re: Asthma Meds in Pharmacy
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2016, 07:48:39 am »
How about rescue inhalers, like Ventolin/Salbutamol? I've got a few months left on my contract, and the reserves I brought from home are running low. Does anyone know if I'll need a script from a doctor to get these at a pharmacy?


  • Menlyn
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Re: Asthma Meds in Pharmacy
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 08:20:54 am »
How about rescue inhalers, like Ventolin/Salbutamol? I've got a few months left on my contract, and the reserves I brought from home are running low. Does anyone know if I'll need a script from a doctor to get these at a pharmacy?

Prescription required.. :-)


Re: Asthma Meds in Pharmacy
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2016, 08:23:25 am »
Ventolin is an albuterol inhaler and you need a prescription but it is also cheap.


  • mcghe7
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    • August 30, 2016, 02:36:35 pm
Re: Asthma Meds in Pharmacy
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2016, 09:37:54 am »
Thanks for your help!


  • Shreya_pandey
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    • December 29, 2017, 07:14:13 pm
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Re: Asthma Meds in Pharmacy
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 07:45:48 pm »
I take a controlled inhaler called Symbicort (same as Advair). Does anyone who uses these inhalers know if I need a prescription to get it and pills for asthma in Korea at the Pharmacy?

Yes, I think it is same everywhere. Wherever I have gone be it in Asia, Europe or America I have always had to produce a prescription for my asthma medicines or inhalers.
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  • sunainsinha
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    • September 07, 2020, 12:31:50 pm
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Re: Asthma Meds in Pharmacy
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2020, 11:18:15 am »
Asthma is a chronic disease that inflames the airways (i.e. the small tubes, called bronchi) which carry air in and out of the lungs. In asthmatic patient, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal and produce extra mucus. If want to know more via doctor: https://zealthy.in/en/ask-an-expert
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