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Don’t schedule life around coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Start an online health assessment for prescription asthma treatment—and breathe easier.

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How Dr. B treats asthma

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Health assessment

Tell us about your condition with a $15 online consultation—no video call necessary.

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Provider review

A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.

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Get your medication

Pick up and pay for the medication at the pharmacy of your choice. Or, get it delivered.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If an asthma refill prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled.

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Medication

Asthma treatments at Dr. B

Dr. B offers 30+ prescription treatments for asthma. We’ve highlighted a few of our most popular and affordable options below. But the treatment you use can make a significant difference in how you feel. So you can choose the brand or generic medication that works best for you.

Montelukast (Tablet)

Montelukast prescription tablets prevent asthma symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. It can also prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm (difficulty breathing).

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Application:

A tablet swallowed by mouth once a day

Fluticasone Propionate Actuation HFA (Aerosol Inhaler)

Fluticasone HFA is an inhaled corticosteroid medication that decreases swelling and irritation in the airways. This prevents breathing difficulties related to asthma, including coughing, wheezing and chest tightness.

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Application:

Inhaled by mouth twice a day

Budesonide Actuation (Breath Activated Powder Inhaler)

Budesonide is an inhaled corticosteroid that reduces swelling and irritation in the airways. A Budesonide prescription inhaler can help prevent asthma-related symptoms like chest tightness, difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing.

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Application:

Inhaled by mouth twice a day

Montelukast (Tablet)

Montelukast prescription tablets prevent asthma symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing. It can also prevent exercise-induced bronchospasm (difficulty breathing).

Fluticasone Propionate Actuation HFA (Aerosol Inhaler)

Fluticasone HFA is an inhaled corticosteroid medication that decreases swelling and irritation in the airways. This prevents breathing difficulties related to asthma, including coughing, wheezing and chest tightness.

Budesonide Actuation (Breath Activated Powder Inhaler)

Budesonide is an inhaled corticosteroid that reduces swelling and irritation in the airways. A Budesonide prescription inhaler can help prevent asthma-related symptoms like chest tightness, difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing.

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Prescription length:

30 days, 2 refills

Application:

A tablet swallowed by mouth once a day

Application:

Inhaled by mouth twice a day

Application:

Inhaled by mouth twice a day

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Asthma Questions

About Asthma

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which inflamed or narrowed airways make breathing difficult. It affects an estimated over 260 million people worldwide—and the severity and frequency of symptoms vary from person to person. Common symptoms include pain or tightness in the chest, coughing (particularly in the morning or evening), shortness of breath and wheezing.

There’s no cure for asthma. But the proper treatment can help you control symptoms and prevent attacks.

What causes asthma?

Researchers don’t know why some people have asthma and others don’t. But factors thought to increase a person’s risk include:

  • Preexisting allergies
  • A family history of asthma
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Exposure to chemical irritants in the workplace
  • Having had respiratory infections such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) as a child
What is an asthma attack?

An asthma attack—sometimes called a flare-up—happens when symptoms become acute and more difficult to manage. During an attack, muscles surrounding the airways tighten. The airway linings become inflamed, which increases mucus production. As a result, symptoms like coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath can become more severe.

Short-acting medications like Albuterol can help relieve severe symptoms—but an attack can be life-threatening. If you experience a severe attack, seek medical attention right away.

How long does asthma last?

Asthma is a lifelong condition with no cure. Some children outgrow it. And for those who don’t, the right treatment and lifestyle measures can help manage it.

What are the types of asthma?

There are several ways to classify asthma. The most common types include:

  • Intermittent vs. persistent asthma, which is based on the frequency of symptoms
  • Allergic vs. nonallergic asthma, which is defined by what causes an attack 
  • Adult-onset asthma, which begins after the age of 18
  • Pediatric asthma, which starts before the age of 5

Other types include:

  • Occupational asthma, which is caused by substances in the workplace
  • Exercise-induced asthma, which is triggered by physical activity
  • Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome, which happens when a person has both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
How can you prevent asthma attacks?

First, work with a medical provider to find the right treatment. Then learn how to recognize and avoid your “triggers”—substances or activities that can inflame your condition and cause an attack.

Common triggers include:

  • Air pollutants like car exhaust, industrial emissions or smoke
  • Exercise
  • Allergens like dust, mold, pet dander and pollen
  • Secondhand tobacco smoke
  • Household chemicals
Do I have asthma or COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that can also cause symptoms like difficulty breathing, cough, wheezing and chest tightness. Here’s how to tell the conditions apart:

  • Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors (like  allergies). Most cases of COPD are caused by smoking or prolonged exposure to chemicals.
  • Asthma symptoms usually start to appear during childhood, while COPD usually occurs in people over 40.
  • While asthma symptoms can improve or come and go over time, COPD symptoms are usually constant and become more severe.
What are the prescription treatments available for asthma?

There are a range of effective asthma treatments, including:

  • Inhaled corticosteroids: The most common long-term treatment, inhaled corticosteroids bind with specific immune receptors to decrease inflammation. This opens airways and reduces mucus production, making it easier to breathe. Dr. B offers several popular inhaled corticosteroid medications. These include Fluticasone Propionate (brand versions Flovent HFA, Flovent Diskus and ArmonAir Digihaler) and Budesonide (brand version Pulmicort Flexhaler).
  • 2-in-1 corticosteroid/long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs): These inhaler treatments combine a corticosteroid with a long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator medication. Together, they open airways and reduce swelling for around 12 hours. These Fluticasone Furoate-Vilanterol (brand version Breo Ellipta), Fluticasone Propionate-Salmeterol (brand version Advair Diskus) and Budesonide-Formoterol (brand version Symbicort).
  • Short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs): These beta-agonists provide short-term relief during an attack. Sometimes called quick-relief bronchodilators or rescue inhalers, they’re usually taken only as needed. Dr. B offers the popular SABA Albuterol Sulfate (Salbutamol) and its brand versions ProAir RespiClick, Proair Digihaler, Proventil and Ventolin.
  • Leukotriene receptor antagonists: Leukotriene receptor antagonists block the effects of leukotrienes—chemicals that create an allergy response in the body. Dr B. offers the oral tablet Montelukast, which is also sold under the brand name Singulair.
How is asthma treatment taken?

Medications are most commonly taken via an inhaler. But some are also available as an asthma pill or tablet. Some inhalers deliver the medication through measured doses as you inhale once. Others deliver dry powder medication you inhale while taking a deep, fast breath. Be sure to follow your medical prescriber’s instructions carefully.

What are common asthma treatment side effects?

Common asthma medicine side effects vary depending on the type of treatment you use.

  • Inhaled corticosteroids can cause side effects like a sore throat or mouth, hoarse voice, cough or thrush—a fungal infection.
  • Long-acting and short-acting beta-agonists can cause side effects like increased heart rate, dizziness, headache or anxiety.
  • Leukotriene receptor antagonists can cause side effects like an upset stomach, rash or headache.

These side effects are typically mild and may diminish over time. Talk to your medical provider if they get worse.

How can I get an asthma prescription online?

If you’re looking to get an Albuterol Sulfate prescription, Fluticasone Propionate-Salmeterol prescription or a prescription for Montelast online, Dr. B can help!

Fill out a short online health assessment detailing your health history and current symptoms. A licensed medical provider will review your health assessment. If appropriate, they’ll send a prescription medication to the pharmacy of your choice. Dr. B currently offers 15+ brand and generic asthma medications. Start your assessment today to find the one that’s right for you.

How much does asthma treatment cost?

Consultation: A virtual medical consultation costs $15.00, which is lower than most doctor copays. Currently, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescriptions at your pharmacy.

Medication: Dr. B only charges for the medical consultation. When medications are prescribed, we let you choose the most affordable or convenient pharmacy to fill the prescription. Prices for your medication will vary depending on your insurance coverage and whether the drug is brand or generic.

Do you accept insurance?

Currently, we don’t submit medical consultation claims to insurance companies. But you can use insurance for any resulting prescriptions at your pharmacy.

How do refills work?

We’ll send you a reminder for an online assessment when it’s time for your next refill.

The whole team at Dr. B has been so helpful, making sure I got the best-suited medicine and checking up to see how things are going.

Kristin, Los Angeles

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