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Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby jamesbowker » Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:41 pm

Grateful for advice please - can the blue Ventolin inhalers still be bought over the counter in Andalucían pharmacies? I know it was possible a few years ago but didn't know if the dispensing rules had been tightened. Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby Lyric » Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:30 pm

Not a problem about a month ago.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby firsttango » Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:07 am

Yes no problem and approx €2.50

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby jamesbowker » Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:35 am

Lyric wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:30 pm Not a problem about a month ago.
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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby jamesbowker » Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:35 am

firsttango wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:07 am Yes no problem and approx €2.50
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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby spanish_lad » Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:54 pm

Yes. As above. Ventolin and the salbutamol generic equivalent are both 2.50 and can be bought without prescription.

If you are thinking of taking a few back to the UK, restrictions have been tightened in that many pharmacies won't sell more than 2 at a time.
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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby fyfin » Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:50 pm

The farmacia here in Almeria won't sell them anymore - you need a prescription.
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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby olive » Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:13 pm

James- if you cannot manage to buy one , I have an anused new one you can have. We could meet in Loja on Tuesday pm. The air quality has been atrocious today.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby jamesbowker » Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:32 pm

spanish_lad wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:54 pm Yes. As above. Ventolin and the salbutamol generic equivalent are both 2.50 and can be bought without prescription.

If you are thinking of taking a few back to the UK, restrictions have been tightened in that many pharmacies won't sell more than 2 at a time.
Many thanks, just for use while I'm in Spain and to leave at my place

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby jamesbowker » Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:33 pm

olive wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:13 pm James- if you cannot manage to buy one , I have an anused new one you can have. We could meet in Loja on Tuesday pm. The air quality has been atrocious today.
That is so kind of you. Thank you. I'll see how I get on.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby jamesbowker » Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:34 pm

fyfin wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:50 pm The farmacia here in Almeria won't sell them anymore - you need a prescription.
Thanks for your reply

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby katy » Sat Oct 08, 2022 1:20 pm

What is it for it sounds good as its so popular.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby olive » Sat Oct 08, 2022 1:33 pm

Everyone with asthma needs a reliever inhaler (usually blue) for quick relief when their symptoms come on.

Your reliever inhaler works quickly to relax the muscles in your airways so you can breathe more easily.

If you have an asthma attack, your reliever inhaler can be a life saver.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby PuffTheMagicDragon » Sun Oct 09, 2022 9:28 am

While I was at my doctors the other day, I asked him to put Ventolin on my prescription, he did without question.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby jamesbowker » Fri Oct 14, 2022 12:10 am

Just as follow up I did get the inhaler in Loja but she said next time I need a prescription, thank you for all the contributions

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby Lyric » Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:46 am

SM has corrected me. In our local Ventolin is available at the prescription frequency, it is also available OTC provided it is on the scrip i.e. out of sequence.
It is not normally available OTC nowadays.

This, I expect, will vary with region, Pharmacy, person.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby Capitan-Roberto » Sat Oct 15, 2022 6:54 pm

katy wrote: Sat Oct 08, 2022 1:20 pm What is it for it sounds good as its so popular.
Considered by the World Anti-Doping Agency (agency that leads fight for a doping free sport) as a performance enhancing drug.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby olive » Sat Oct 15, 2022 8:39 pm

World of difference between people just trying to breathe and sports. I don’t doubt for a minute that Sports people cheat.

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby firsttango » Sat Oct 15, 2022 8:56 pm

Neighbour got 2 x Ventolin this morning as per normal at their local Farmacy OTC ......No issue No Questions...€5.00 for both

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Re: Ventolin Inhaler Blue

Postby spanish_lad » Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:37 am

I thought I would give everyone an update on this for information purposes :

The reason that I know about ventolin is my dad, hes been using them for 50 years or so.

When we moved to spain, he was able to by them OTC (over the counter).

Last week they stopped the sale of them completly. A big problem for him. So now instead of being able to stop and buy them, he has to visit the GP and have tests etc, before she will make a prescription.

I went to 7 chemists this week, and 4 of them flat out said no.

3 of them sold me inhalors without a question.

so even tho its not allowed.. its still pot luck... :lol:
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