Asmanex

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Comment from: levi 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 29

Lifelong severe asthma. NOTHING worked to control it, doctors all thought I was nuts. After a month of Asmanex it's like my asthma was GONE. You can't miss a dose but that's well worth it to gwt some sleep!

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Comment from: aprildk87 25-34 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 13

I have been taking this medication for years. At one point about 3 years ago I did switch to Singulair because of insurance/price and I regretted it within a couple of weeks, I got pneumonia. So I went right back to it. It is the only one that works for me. Without it I have no doubt I would either be dead or be very disabled.

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Comment from: ChewyFrog 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 10

Refused to take this medication 2 years ago because I don't suffer from asthma and I exercise 4 times a week. But pneumologist insists I could be breathing better based on my test results. After less than 1 week of taking this poison, I started feeling chest tightness, overall weakness, nausea and insomnia. So I took this so-called medecine and threw in the trash. Thanks for everything doc.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 17

Weird,Vivid Dreams, joint pain in hands, lower back pain, irrirable

Comment from: CP 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: November 27

Worked well for my 12 year old's asthma, but he got anxiety after about 3 months. (Prior use of singular had given him anxiety too.) Had to stop because he got so emotional.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 29

after trying other inhalers without success my doctor put me on asmanex. within 5 days it started to work. Could not believe the relief I got.

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Comment from: tony 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 14

I found that the meds by themselves didn't always work so i had heard that different veggies worked if you ate regularly so I start drinking smoothies two to three times a week with veggies I did't like but worked well in smoothies and my attack almost stop completely

Comment from: vanman 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 06

I have used Symbacort, but was plagued with cronic bouts of thrush. I have been using Asmanex for a little over a month, and it has helped improve my breathing with less need of my rescue inhaler. On the negative side, I'm pretty sure my vision is getting a little blurry and this past week, and for no apparent reason, my lower back and hip joints have been causing me discomfort, and I have been experiencing abdominal discomfort. I can't say for sure that this med has caused these issues, but I include that info since those are side effects listed for this med.

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Comment from: Richard 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 27

Opened the container after it was completely used...down to zero. Found lots of powder left in container. Certainly not good. This method of having bulk product, not measured shows a very poor dispensing method.

Comment from: KingBee 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 15

How much did the "doctor" get paid by the drug maker to switch me from Advair??? According to the informational insert, this is a potentially dangerous "medicine"!

Comment from: Kneap 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 14

It took a while to get used to the unique inhalation steps but Symbacort and Advair only helped me a little bit. Real reason I changed was price. This is still way over-priced and I feel sorry for people without insurance but it has been effective in reducing bouts and severity of asthma attacks.

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Comment from: marye 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 23

developed severe itching on scalp and ears;itching and rash on legs & feet continued to worsen even after I stopped taking. No relief until I took a steroid dose pak. Ins. let me go back to Flovent

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Comment from: pops 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: July 06

Used asmanex and Spiriva to control chronic coughing and wheezing. I did very well for 2 months but was hospitalized with sinus infection and uncontrollable coughing.

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Comment from: DEELO26 75 or over Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 26

NO MEDS THAT MY DOCTOR(S) PRESCRIBED FOR ME HELPED. EVEN WITH PREDNISONE. I HAD TO USE MY RESCUE INHALER MORE & MORE. I HAD TO GO TO THE URGENT CARE WHO THEN CALLED THE PARAMEDICS TO TAKE ME TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE I COULDN'T BREATHE & I'D BE THERE FOR 4-5 DAYS.EVERY TWO MONTHS. THEY GAVE ME THE TREATMENTS I HAVE AT HOME. ALBUTERAL, NEBULIZER, OXYGEN, I GOT A SCRIPT FOR ASMANEX FROM MY DOCTOR & IT WAS LIKE A MIRACLE. NO WHEEZING, COUGHING, NO SHORTNESS OF BREATH. I COULD SLEEP ON MY BACK. IT FELT LIKE HEAVEN UNTIL THE 3RD WEEK. I ACHED ALL OVER MY BODY, WAS DIZZY, LEGS WERE WEAK, MY HAIR WAS THINNING & I STAGGERED. OF COURSE THESE SIDE EFFECTS ARE NOT TOLERABLE BUT I WAS SO HAPPY THAT I WAS ABLE TO BREATH NORMALLY. THAT'S IMPORTANT!!!! MUST I GO BACK ON PREDNISONE ?

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Comment from: Augusto Male less than 1 month Patient Published: April 22

Kept my asthma at bay, and reduced use of emergency inhaler. Side effects come along with it, for me at least. Insomnia, Intense dreams, joint pain, sinus congestion, slight sore throat (if you don't rinse after use) and irritability (angry). Cannabis is way better. I could smoke cannabis at night, and be fine throughout the next day.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 15

After a significant amount of time on this medication, I had significant heartburn and developed very paranoid thoughts. This is totally unlike my normal nature. In addition, I had been struggling with short term memory loss. I had not connected it to asmanex, however, within 2 weeks of stopping it, I regained my short term memory capacity.

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Comment from: Piper9213 19-24 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 19

I did notice an improvement in lung function while I was on it, but I also started getting terrible bouts of nausea, several times a day (definitely not pregnate). I haven't taken the medication regularly, but within a couple days of starting the medication again I get terribly nauseous (sp?). My biggest complaints with this drugs is nausea and slight insomnia.

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Comment from: ASKBiblitz6 Female Patient Published: November 04

The most complicated puffer ever - designed by imbeciles! Terrible instructions, impossible to tell whether it's working. NO instructions on use with spacer. TOTAL waste of money. Ask for alternative until the brain-dead at Merck come up with something better.

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