Asthma medication shortages

Asthma WA is aware that some people are experiencing difficulty accessing their asthma medications.

We understand that some local pharmacies may have limited stocks of some popular products and are awaiting restocking from the pharmaceutical company’s warehouses located on the east coast. These warehouses are reporting they have plenty of stock available.

Unfortunately, we do not supply or provide access to medications, however we can help you with spacers and other asthma equipment. We are working closely with pharmacies but cannot advise on local area availability.

It is important to note that Asthma WA does not support bulk purchases or hoarding.

Asthma WA has a free helpline (1800 278 462) operating to answer questions you may have about your asthma or COPD and are continuing to provide free education sessions and support to those who need a bit more information and advice.

People with asthma and other respiratory issues are no more likely to contract COVID-19 than anyone else in the community, however the severity of their reaction may vary depending on their vulnerability.

To speak to one of our Respiratory Health Educators, call us on 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462), or if you would like to provide us with a telephone number we will be happy to call you and arrange a time to talk about your asthma management.

To see the latest information regarding medication dispensing and sales, please refer to the update recently provided by the TGA.

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