Frequently Asked Questions
I get asked a lot about buying the Ventolin inhaler online from my patients. You might want to have an extra Ventolin inhaler for an upcoming holiday or just to have on hand if you run out. Or perhaps you struggle to get an appointment with your GP. The answer is yes, you can safely buy Ventolin inhalers online, but be very careful which website you use.
Anytime you are ordering medication online, make sure the website is a licensed online Pharmacy. They should have a green MHRA and GPhC logos on each page. If you don’t see these, don’t risk buying any medication. Examples of reputable online doctor and pharmacy sites is e-Surgery, the medication prescribed here is from the same suppliers used by NHS hospitals and GP surgeries.
As long as you buy from reputable online doctor services you are guaranteed to receive a genuine inhaler. Make sure you check if they have a MHRA and GPhC logos at the bottom of their pages and if they are missing, don’t risk it. You can double check a website is a registered Pharmacy. There has recently been a growing problem with counterfeit medication in the UK.
A licensed online Doctor and Pharmacy has to keep your data safe and uses licensed suppliers. An example of a reputable and licensed service is e-Surgery, where you can buy a Salbutamol inhaler from £9.50.
The cost of buying a Ventolin inhaler online depends on what website you use. You should always shop around to find the best prices. Don’t just look at the price of the drug but also if there are hidden prescription or delivery charges added on top. Lloyds online doctor charge £15 plus cost of delivery, while e-Surgery have salbutamol inhalers starting at £9.50 including delivery.
If you buy a Ventolin inhaler from a reputable source such as e-Surgery you can be certain that the inhaler is genuine. Sometimes things can go wrong during shipping and most online doctors will understand this. Check the terms and conditions of any online doctor service to make sure they will provide a refund if this happens.
This depends entirely on what service you use and what shipping option you opt for. e-Surgery offers free shipping on all Asthma inhalers, which takes 48 hours on average . They also offer a 24 hour service for £2.50 and a guaranteed next day service for £4.90.
Whenever buying medication online, always make sure you complete the purchase before the website delivery cut off.
Please keep in mind that licensed online Doctor services like e-Surgery have to follow guidelines on asthma inhaler prescribing. This means that you may not be able to order an excessive number of inhalers in a short time period. This is done to prevent inhaler overuse, which leads to poor asthma control.
Make sure you read the Ventolin Patient Information Leaflet before using your inhaler. This explains exactly how to clean your inhaler as well as the proper way of storing it whilst not in use.