What If I Can't Afford Ventolin?
Affording VentolinBecause there are no generic versions of the new albuterol inhalers, they are more expensive than the older albuterol inhalers. There is currently a shortage of the older inhalers, which is expected to only get worse until they are no longer available (after December 31, 2008). People will need to switch to one of the new inhalers (such as Ventolin) because albuterol is not a medication that one can "go without." If you have trouble affording the new inhalers, talk with your healthcare provider. There are programs available to help people who cannot afford the new inhalers.