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Is the medication safe?
Yes, asthma medicines are safe when given by your child’s doctor. Be sure to follow the directions from your doctor and pharmacist. Do not give your child extra medicine or inhaler puffs unless your child’s doctor tells you to.
Are steroid inhalers safe?
Steroid inhalers are different than the muscle builders sometimes abused by athletes. This medicine is breathed in, so it only goes to the lungs. There may be a slight slowing of growth for children by using a steroid inhaler, but this is rare. Your child breathing better is worth it for most parents.
How do I pay for it?
You do not need to pay for this medicine. It is covered through your child’s Priority Partners benefits. There is no co-pay for pregnant adults or children under the age of 21.
How can I get a ride to my child’s doctor?
If you do not have a way to get to your child’s doctor, Priority Partners can help you get a ride. Please call 1-888-500-8786 for information.
How do I remember to fill the prescription each month?
Talk to your pharmacy about getting reminders. Most pharmacies will send refill reminders to you by call, text, or email when it is time to get a refill.
Does my child need to take their asthma medication?
Yes, your child needs to take their asthma medicine as long as their doctor tells them to. Do not stop taking the medicine without first talking to your child’s doctor. Your child may not have any asthma symptoms, but the medicine helps to keep it that way.
I lost the prescription for my child’s asthma medication. What do I do?
Call your child’s doctor to get a new prescription. Sometimes, they can send the prescription to your pharmacy, or they may want to see your child in the office if they haven’t had a visit recently.
What else can I do to help my child breathe easier?
Avoid things that worsen your child’s asthma. Things that can make asthma worse are called triggers. Triggers can be dust, mold, animal fur and saliva, pollens and grasses, smoke, and perfumes.
Your child should not avoid exercise. Exercise is important for your child’s health.