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Prescription Medicines - Do Polish doctors get Commission?

Cardno85 31 | 976  
7 Jul 2009 /  #1
I had an asthma attack last night (first time in my life) and so went to the doctors today. He was very good, very professional and very friendly...I will definately be going back if I am sick.

However, I felt that the amount of medication given to me was quite excessive. I had an injection, 2 inhalers and a course of tablets prescribed. Now I am not a doctor, so does anyone else have asthma (in the tops of the lungs) that takes medication for it?

I know that in Singapore, the consultants and doctors there get a commission from prescriptions, so I am not complaining about this. Just curious.

Cheers for any help
7 Jul 2009 /  #2

i think you will find that you were given a proper treatment for asthma instead of just pumped full of steroids strong enough for a horse.
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
7 Jul 2009 /  #3
I am actually just off the phone with my mum and she said the same. It is the suitable treatment because it is acute and they want to minimise scarring so it does not go long term.

As I said, I am not a doctor and so had no idea of the correct treatments or whatever. I just felt that wandering about with a bag of stuff and an injection seemed like a lot. But obviously not.

Thanks for that :)
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
7 Jul 2009 /  #4
Cardno ask your doctor about "singulair." I have very minor asthma, usually i have a difficult time breathing when its really cold or really hot so most of the time i'm alright and don't need any medication. However when i do find myself coughing and struggling to breathe i usually take a singulair pill before bed.

It's not cheap though (~$5/pill) so if cost is an issue then you should probably look into a generic drug or find an insurance plan that covers it.
7 Jul 2009 /  #5
Ventolin works fine for me. The doctors don't like prescribing it for some reason but I've been using it for three decades without any problem at all.
graceingdansk - | 24  
7 Jul 2009 /  #6
I think you're very wise to ask if you may have been over-medicated.
Most people take all of the meds prescribed, then suffer the consequences of side effects, which can include organ damage later on: There is no such thing as a safe drug.

Finding the cause may be worthwhile since this attack came on suddenly. You may have come in contact with something that triggered the attack.
Good Luck
George8600 10 | 637  
16 Jul 2009 /  #7
It really depends on the person, their medical history, and the type/severity of the asthma they have. There really is no "general/equal" asthma treatment. Please read this:

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