Pharmacy services for people with asthma

Cookies on our site

We use cookies to provide you with the best experience on our site. If you continue shopping with us we'll assume that you're happy to receive cookies. Find out more about cookies x

WebMD Link

  Can't find country?

Please note that changing your country whilst shopping will remove all items from your basket.


Information & Advice

Pharmacy services for people with asthma

/Boots/VisualDesign/Pages/RichContent/UK_C_Cont_09_Standard /Boots/Schema/RichContent/ContentItem/UK_C_Content_09_Standard

Boots pharmacy services and support for people with asthma

Living with asthma can be difficult at times for adults and children. At Boots, we can offer you advice and support.

Our fully-trained pharmacists are on-hand to provide a range of confidential services which will help you better understand and manage your asthma symptoms, and get the best out of your asthma medicines.

No appointment is necessary (subject to pharmacist availability). Just pop down to your local Boots pharmacy and we'll be happy to help people with asthma.

Find your nearest pharmacy

How Boots can support people with asthma

Free Asthma Control Test

The Asthma Control Test (for over 18s only) is a quick and simple in-store assessment of your asthma condition over the previous four weeks. The pharmacist will subsequently offer personalised advice on improving asthma management. They can also help you understand your Asthma Action Plan if you have one.

Asthma inhaler technique

Our pharmacists will make sure you are making effective use of your inhaler by giving you a step-by-step guide and help you avoid common mistakes that can lead to poor inhaler technique.

How can I support myself?

Regular exercise could improve your lung capacity

Understand your asthma triggers and try to avoid them where possible

Smoking may make breathing difficult – we can help you kick the habit

Find your nearest pharmacy

How can I support a child with asthma?

It's only natural to be concerned if your child suffers from asthma, but you can take a number of steps to help them cope with the condition.

  • Educate your child by talking to them about asthma
  • Tell your child's school about their condition and give them an up-to-date Asthma Action Plan if they have one
  • Make sure your child knows where to get help at school
  • For young children, provide their nursery or school with a spare reliever inhaler (and spacing device if needed), labelled with their name (check nursery or school policy)
  • For older children who take responsibility for their own inhalers, ensure they carry their blue reliever inhaler with them while at school (check school policy)
  • Make sure any spacing devices are age appropriate
  • Your child should have an asthma check with a GP or nurse every six months

Read more about asthma on BootsWebMD

Helping to manage your asthma

More services to help keep asthma under control

Repeat Prescription Service

Life can be busy. That's why you can save time on picking up prescriptions from your GP by signing up for our convenient Repeat Prescription Service in store (subject to availability).

Winter Flu Vaccination Service

If you have asthma, you are advised to help protect yourself from flu by having a flu vaccination in September or October each year. Speak to your pharmacist in store to find out whether you are eligible for a free winter flu vaccination. Should you not qualify, you may be able to take advantage of our Winter Flu Vaccination Service (charges may apply).

  • Our partner sites

  • Boots supports the Irish Cancer Society