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1. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member, 36 posts) 9 Oct '12 04:13

Hi Everyone,

Might seem a silly question but i am off travelling to Aus for a year, but i am an asthmatic. I am from the UK so i can only get inhalers on prescription over here. I am taking inhalers with me, but i just wondered can you buy inhalers over the counter.Its just for piece of mind encase i run out or lose an inhaler i dont want to be panicking or having an asthma attack when im away. Although my asthma is controlled!

Any help appreciated :-)

Chelsea x

2. Posted by emmacro2012 (Budding Member, 6 posts) 9 Oct '12 05:18

Hi Chelsea,

I am in the same boat...You can buy the blue inhalers over the counter at Asda 2 for £7 but all the others you have to get on prescription. My doctor could only give me 4 inhalers but he said you would be able to get them in Aus during the year they are probably going to be more expensive though.

EMma x

3. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member, 36 posts) 10 Oct '12 08:51

Hi Emma,

Glad its not just me!

I read somewhere that they can charge you 60dollars for one inhaler, which is going to be expensive specially been a backpacker!

But i suppose at least we know we can get them if needs be x

4. Posted by kiddo86 (Budding Member, 35 posts) 10 Oct '12 11:48

hi,
Im not to sure about the inhalers but i know that because we from britain or ireland we get free medical care like home :-),its an agreement they have between some countries which is cool