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Budesonide / Formoterol

Budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) is an expensive drug used to treat asthma. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for Symbicort. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Symbicort Coupon - Symbicort 120 doses of 160mcg/4.5mcg inhaler

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Is Your Asthma Inhaler “Covered”, But Still Too Expensive? — Here’s How to Save

Tori Marsh - July 02, 2018

Proair, Advair, and Singulair — these are some of the many popular asthma medications that can cost upwards of $500 per month. To combat these high prices, many rely on their insurance coverage to shoulder the cost. But over the past couple of years, it seems like even insured individuals are paying higher out-of-pocket costs for their lifesaving prescriptions, especially in the case of asthma medications. See More

How To Beat Expensive Asthma Inhalers: Budesonide Alternatives

Katie Mui - May 19, 2018

It’s no secret that asthma inhalers have gotten expensive, and there are no signs of soaring prices slowing down. Even under Medicare Part D, asthma inhalers are high-ticket drugs. They’re listed under Medicare’s higher-tier, “non-preferred” or “specialty” drug categories, which pushes the cost of these medications onto the 43 million Americans enrolled in Part D.

Whether or not you’re enrolled in Medicare, asthma inhalers can be pricey. See More

What Should I Do If My Drug isn’t Covered by My Insurance? 4 Tips and Tactics

Tori Marsh - May 17, 2018

Viagra, Symbicort, Plavix — these are some of the drugs that insurance companies stopped paying for this year, leaving many people on the hook to shoulder the full price of often expensive medications. Why? Drugs are dropped from a formulary — as the list of medications covered by an insurance plan is called — if they’re seldom used or if there are generic or more affordable options available.

To get around these formulary changes and save on your next prescription, consider the following GoodRx-approved tips. See More

Prescriptions for Asthma Inhalers Surged 42% After NorCal Fires

Jeroen van Meijgaard - March 23, 2018

Prescriptions for asthma inhalers surged by over 40% in the San Francisco Bay Area in the month of last October’s Northern California fires in Napa and Sonoma counties, according to a GoodRx analysis of pharmacy data.

In Marin County, inhaler prescriptions climbed by 78% in Oct. 2017, with prescriptions in Napa rising by 67% and San Francisco, Sonoma, and Contra Costa climbing by about 50% in the month during the fires. See More

Taking Symbicort for Asthma? Here’s How to Save

Tori Marsh - December 15, 2017

Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) is a common maintenance inhaler, taken on a daily basis to treat asthma and COPD, but it’s not cheap. Cash prices average around $323 for one inhaler, and out of pocket costs for those who fill Symbicort regularly can be unmanageable.

Symbicort works well. Around 60% of people rate that Symbicort is ‘worth it’, according to our friends at Iodine. If Symbicort works well for you, or your doctor thinks it’s best for you, how can you make it more affordable? Here’s some information about Symbicort and how you can save. See More

New Device Keeps You Honest About How You Use Your Inhaler

Roni Shye - October 13, 2017

Asthma can feel different for everyone affected by it. For some people, allergies and various environmental allergens play a major role in the severity of their asthma. For others, triggers like perfume or exercise can lead to breathing problems.

If you have asthma, your doctor will most likely prescribe you a controller inhaler as well as a rescue inhaler. Controller or maintenance inhalers like Symbicort, Advair, and Flovent are used regularly to decrease the inflammation and swelling in the lungs associated with asthma. See More

10 Common Side Effects of Combination Inhalers

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 03, 2017

Combination inhalers prescribed for asthma, smoking lung disease (COPD), or persistent cough after an upper respiratory infection are some of the top selling drugs in the United States. Several steroid + long acting bronchodilator combinations are currently available: the older Advair and Symbicort and the newer Dulera and Breo Ellipta.

While Advair and Symbicort are recommended for treatment of both moderate persistent asthma and COPD, Breo has been introduced with the indication for COPD treatment only. See More

Teva Simultaneously Releases AirDuo RespiClick and Authorized Generic for Asthma

Roni Shye - May 04, 2017

In an effort to compete with the popular asthma medication Advair, Teva Pharmaceuticals announced their simultaneous release of the dry powder inhaler AirDuo RespiClick, and its authorized generic fluticasone/salmeterol. Although manufacturers don’t typically release both the brand and the generic simultaneously, this is big news, as fluticasone/salmeterol is the first and only combination inhaler!

What are AirDuo RespiClick and fluticasone/salmeterol indicated for?

AirDuo and its authorized generic are both indicated for the treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older. See More

Advair Diskus vs Symbicort: Which Should You Take?

Roni Shye - October 06, 2014

Advair Diskus and Symbicort are both maintenance inhalers and often compared—so which one is right for you? You should know that they are both used to treat asthma and COPD, but they also have several differences including active ingredients, directions for use, and insurance coverage.

A quick note about maintenance inhalers:

Both Advair Diskus and the Symbicort metered dose inhaler are maintenance inhalers. See More

40+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2015

Elizabeth Davis - August 20, 2014

For many Americans with health insurance, more than 40 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2015. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing over 40 drugs from their formularies at the end of 2014. This is in addition to the more than 50 drugs removed last year.

What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

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