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I heard that symbicort contains formetrol which can be used as a prn because it have rapid action and long duration b2 agonist

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No!: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) does contain formoterol but this is considered a long acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist (laba). It is not rapid ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
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
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
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
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 18 years experience
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains two medications - Budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide should be eliminated in less than 12 hours. For... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
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
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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Gray
General Practice 54 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jahangir Ahdoot
Sleep Medicine 40 years experience
Not related: Probably the respiratory disease that you are taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for, is most likely caausing your fatigue rather than symb... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srinivas Mummadi
Pulmonology 18 years experience
Not sure : I understand you are using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a combination of long acting bronchodilator and an inhaled corticosteroid . Most of t... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Similar: They both contain a long-acting bronchodilator (laba) and an inhaled steroid. The major difference is the laba in symbicort (budesonide and formoterol... Read More

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