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Asthma is specific type of asthma that occurs when allergens or irritants are inhaled. Once inhaled, these substances cause reactions in your airways. Symptoms of asthma are the same as those seen in other types of asthma and include: wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. The treatment plan your doctor chooses for you may be different depending on which type of asthma you have.

It is very important to follow your doctor’s instructions and not skip any medication. To learn more about asthma medications, treatment and ongoing management of the disease, please read the information below.

Specialty Pharmacy Program for asthma:

Members using certain medications for asthma can benefit from our Specialty Pharmacy Program. This program helps make sure that you’re using the right medications for your condition, and it allows your doctor to get your medications at a lower cost through a specialty pharmacy.

Your doctor should contact BriovaRx®, the OptumRx® specialty pharmacy, at 1-888-293-9309 or Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy at 1-888-282-5166 for more information.

Care or Case Management Programs may also be available through your health plan. To learn more, call the number or visit the Web site found on the back of your health insurance ID card.

Specialty medications used to treat asthma:

Related topics:

The following resources may be helpful for learning more about asthma, how it’s treated, and what medications are used.

  • What Is Asthma? (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)
  • Asthma (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)
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