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inhaler spacers Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
14th May '13

Does anyone else have an asthmatic kid who needs a spacer for their inhaler? Where did you get it from? I am trying to get one for my kids, but can't find a place that has them! I don't know where to look anymore. Should I call their insurance company? I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do about this issue!

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
14th May '13

a pharmacy??? all my pharmacys have them behind counters

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4619 posts
status 14th May '13

I had to have one when I had an inhaler during a bout of pneumonia a couple of years ago and the doctor just prescribed it with the inhaler.

Jalen's mommy 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 6731 posts
14th May '13

I'm pretty sure my sons pedi ordered it when he prescribed his inhaler. Each time we've gotten a new inhaler (only twice) they've given us a spacer.

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
14th May '13

I think its a Rx only kind thing.
We have a spacer but my son hates the damn thing! We had to start the nebulizer instead. Call your pedi and ask them to send an Rx for a spacer.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
14th May '13
Quoting izzy+Ethan:" a pharmacy??? all my pharmacys have them behind counters"


No shit? Really? :roll: I have been to every pharmacy in my area and they do not carry them.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
14th May '13
Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:" I think its a Rx only kind thing. We have a spacer but my son hates the damn thing! We had to start the nebulizer instead. Call your pedi and ask them to send an Rx for a spacer."


I have a prescription, and we have nebulizers. I just can't find anywhere that carries them

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
14th May '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" No shit? Really? :roll: I have been to every pharmacy in my area and they do not carry them."


wow jeez just putting my say...if your having a hard time why dont you call your doctor and ask for one....its not that hard to pick up a phone probably easier then typing on the computer:wink:

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
14th May '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" I have a prescription, and we have nebulizers. I just can't find anywhere that carries them"


Oh ok, I know when I was looking for the spacer all the pharmacies had a hard time finding one too. Its not something they typically use anymore I guess?
Do you have any medical supply stores in your area?

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
14th May '13
Quoting izzy+Ethan:" wow jeez just putting my say...if your having a hard time why dont you call your doctor and ask for one....its not that hard to pick up a phone probably easier then typing on the computer:wink:"


Just came from my doctors office actually.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
14th May '13
Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:" Oh ok, I know when I was looking for the spacer all the pharmacies had a hard time finding one too. ... [snip!] ... finding one too. Its not something they typically use anymore I guess? Do you have any medical supply stores in your area?"


I've called a couple but they either didn't carry them, or didn't even know what I was talking about. Maybe I will just call their insurance caseworker. They have asthma caseworkers so maybe they can point me in the right direction for my area

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
14th May '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" I've called a couple but they either didn't carry them, or didn't even know what I was talking about. ... [snip!] ... call their insurance caseworker. They have asthma caseworkers so maybe they can point me in the right direction for my area"

I would. It seems like your best bet. Good luck! I hope you find one.



Have you checked the actual hospital pharmacies?

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
14th May '13

I got my sons from Walgreens his doc prescribed it with his inhaler

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
14th May '13
Quoting Nicole Mclovin:" I got my sons from Walgreens his doc prescribed it with his inhaler"


I use Walgreens and they don't carry them. The hospital pharmacy doesn't take her insurance. :(

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
14th May '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" I use Walgreens and they don't carry them. The hospital pharmacy doesn't take her insurance. :("


dont know if you looked at krogers or if there is one by you ....its an rx pharmacy pretty sure they might have one