Does CVS Sell Nebulizers?

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If you or one of your family members has been diagnosed with a breathing condition, you may have been prescribed a medication that is supposed to be inhaled. These medications can range from albuterol for fast relief to a steroid for help with airway inflammation.

What Is a Nebulizer and How Does It Work?

A nebulizer is a medical device that converts liquid medication into a fine mist, allowing it to be inhaled directly into the lungs. This effective delivery method gets the medication right to where it’s needed – and quickly. Nebulizers are very useful for people with conditions like:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Emphysema
  • Reactive Airway Disease

When the nebulizer is turned on, the compressor generates pressurized air that passes through the medication cup. As the air moves through the liquid medication, it creates a fine mist that can be inhaled through the mouthpiece or mask. The person breathes normally, inhaling the medicated mist deep into their lungs.

Can I Buy a Nebulizer Machine at CVS?

Breathing medications can be taken in two ways – an inhaler or a nebulizer. If you’re wondering if CVS sells nebulizers – it is unclear on whether or not you can get a nebulizer with a prescription at the pharmacy. They do not have nebulizers available as a regular product. So as of right now, no – you cannot walk into CVS and just buy a nebulizer off the shelf.

CVS offers a range of services like MinuteClinic, where customers can receive quick medical treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. They have a strong online presence, allowing customers to order products and schedule appointments from the comfort of their own homes.

Call your local CVS pharmacy to verify if that location sells CVS nebulizer machines.

PLEASE NOTE: Steam sinus inhalers are NOT meant for medication and should not be used in place of a medical nebulizer.

Does Walgreens Sell Nebulizers?

Walgreens, on the other hand, has information on their website about selling nebulizers. They have partnered with a vendor that supplies their pharmacies with nebulizers for people who get a prescription from their healthcare provider. 

So yes, Walgreens provides traditional jet nebulizers with a verified prescription. Jet nebulizers require compressed air (a small air compressor) and additional tubing for normal use. 

What If I Don’t Have a Prescription?

Without a prescription, you may not be able to get a nebulizer through Walgreens. But you have other options.

The TruNeb™ Portable Nebulizer can be purchased without a prescription online.

What is the TruNeb™ Portable Nebulizer?

The TruNeb™ Portable Nebulizer is a compact, handheld nebulizer that can be used without an air compressor or tubing.  It offers a convenient and efficient way to take your breathing medications on the go. Our chargeable device is quiet, sleek, and effective – getting more medication to the lungs with advanced mesh technology.

Using the TruNeb™ is easy: 

  1. Fill the medication cup with your prescribed dose of medication.
  2. Attach the mouthpiece or mask to the device.
  3. Press the power button to turn on the nebulizer.
  4. Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and breathe normally until the medication cup is empty.

Our portable nebulizer is exclusively available on our website only at It is a great alternative to noisy jet nebulizers that take a long time to nebulize and require a bunch of parts to operate.

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