FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: ASMANEX TWISTHALER

User Comments:


For Asthma, Maintenance “I am hospitalized with COPD/emphysema and have no choice but to use, the nurses don’t even know how to use this device properly”

The applicator is infuriating. (taken for less than 1 month) October 29, 2017


For Asthma, Maintenance “I started taking asthma to control my adult-onset asthma. It works very well, and when I am on it, my asthma is very well-controlled. I have gone off of it twice, due to my doctor thinking I did not need to be on it long-term, but after my last series of asthma attacks we agreed I should stay on it for the foreseeable future. My only comment is that I do think it makes me gain weight, especially in my mid-section. Not a lot (yet) but we will see what happens if I go off of it again. The weight gain is on average about 5 lbs., so not much, but on my frame, it is noticeable. Every time I go off it, the weight goes as well. I’d rather breathe and have 5 extra lbs., but I haven’t seen this listed as a significant side effect anywhere.”

jalk1 November 10, 2016


For Asthma, Maintenance “I have been spotting and woke up in a pool of sweat since starting this medication”

Jmcop May 12, 2016


For Asthma, Maintenance “My 8 yr old daughter has been suffering from so many of the side effects listed. She was switched to this due to a switch in her health insurance. My very happy social child has experienced such anxiety and breakdowns that have come out of no where. She begs to not leave the house and to just be left alone in her room. Weightloss, diarrhea, painful urination the list continues. It breaks my heart. Her Doctor did not pick up on possibly the medicine being a cause she referred us to a therapist .I will continue with therapist but, we as parents have to be our childrens advocate and remember that with Drs. there is a reason they call it “practicing medicine ” That is exactly it they are practising.!”

Extremely concerned parent January 24, 2016


For Asthma, Maintenance “since starting this medication, my breathing ha improved immeasurably. i can workout harder and with more energy.its a great product. getting fewer colds and phlegm.”

rondomo (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 12, 2016


For Asthma, Maintenance “I had been on Pulmicort on and off, but had to stop using it because it gave me terrible leg cramps at night. Prior to starting Asmanex, my asthma had gotten worse, and I was using my rescue inhaler six or seven times a day. Since starting Asmanex, I have only used my rescue inhaler once in three months. I haven’t noticed any side effects either. I may just be one of the lucky ones, but my quality of life has improved immensely since I started using this “wonder drug”.”

rherbert57 September 15, 2015

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