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is surgery safe after not taking symbicort for two weeks

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zinia Thomas
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes and no: Symbicort is safe, esp during a "short" 2 mo course (some ppl are in it for much longer) what is the lung condition you are treating? However, in term ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, but: what kind of symptoms do you have? looks that you had respiratory symptoms, better see an allergist/immunologist or keep the follow up with your aller ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe.: There is always a balance between risk and benefit of meds. Generally inhaled steroids are safe as the amount absorbed systemically is small and the ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Similar ingredients: The are several inhalers with similar medications, used for the same lung conditions that Advair is used for. For example, there is Symbicort, and the ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Drug interaction: the main drug interaction with these drugs is hypokalemia or decreased potassium. this occurs with taking prednisone and either other drug. There do ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Asthma and meds: You stated "I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and rescue inhaler albuterol and to keep taking singulair. Dr said to a ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Too low: First Symbicort should be dosed at 2 puffs 2x daily and not 1 puff and thus your poor response. However if you are so short of breath, using the corr ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid: Hello, Symbicort is pregnancy category C that means that it can cause harm if taken frequently. Sometimes to have to weigh risk vs benefit. if you do ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: Symbicort is a product that consists of an inhaled steroid & a quick but long duration anti-spasm drug. Used properly it can/does help many adults ... Read More

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