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can i use symbicort long term

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: The value of inhaled steroids is it targets the drug action on the very lung tissues which need it without leaving muck to enter the blood. It does no ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Two: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is basically two meds in one. One is a bronchodilator and another is a corticosteroid. It can take 1-3 minutes t ... Read More
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Not a rescue drug...: Check out page 10 at http://www1.Astrazeneca-us.Com/pi/symbicort.Pdf. Average time to bronchodilation (opening up lungs) was 15min. Maximum objective ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depend on details: Each person's condition is different, so a patient should follow his own doctor's management plan unless he has difficulty with the plan. In general, ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Check Pulmonary plan: Review details of your pulmonary plan with your PCP or via a virtual HT inbox consultation, but usually following another medication, rinse your mouth ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Within a day: It should be nearly entirely gone from your system within a day - symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a combination of 2 medicines with a half li ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No time at all!: The idea behind inhaled corticosteroids, even those combined w/long-acting beta agonists, such as Advair, Breo & Symbicort, (budesonide and formot ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Your symptoms may be related moreso to your lung disesae rather than the medication. If you are experiencing any difficulty breathing or chest pain, i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Until addressed: The package insert for symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) states that nervousness is a result of overuse of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
31 years experience Family Medicine
Formoterol: Formoterol is a long-acting β2 agonist that has an extended duration of action (up to 12 hours) compared to short-acting β2 agonists such as albuterol ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Gray
53 years experience General Practice
Need more info.: Go on Healthtap and schedule a doctor visit or see your doctor who prescribed symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). This question requires a review ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Twice a day: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an controller inhaler used to treat asthma. It contains 2 medications, an inhaled steroid and an inhaled long ... Read More

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