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symbicort vs dulera

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The steroid: Both Dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have the same long acting bronchodilator, they differ in the steroid content. Dulera contains ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
The steroid: The steroids differ. The bronchodilator is the same. In my experience, the steroid in symbicort works much better.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nothing: They both work the same way, so unless you have had a reaction to the steroid (Mometasone) in Dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) I wouldn't be concer ... Read More
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Dulera doesn't work nearly as well
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not much: These three medicines are all asthma controller medicines and are a combination of inhaled steroid and long acting beta agonist. The difference betwee ... Read More
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Dr. Hossam Amin
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Potency: The steroid potency in advair is more than symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) more than Dulera but the bronchodilator portin of symbicort (budesoni ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Similar medications.: These three medications are all similar, combination-type agents for long-term daily control of emphysema/COPD or asthma. They should not be used con ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very close: I don't think the side effect profile is any different between the two but the actual side effects will be depended on the total dose of steroid incl ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Clinical judgement: Both drugs are combo drugs: an inhaled corticosteroid and a long acting beta agonist laba (salmetrol) which both have, with a slightly different doso ... Read More
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A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: Not recommended Because BREO and Symbicort are just different versions of the same combinations of two medications . A corticosteroid ( Cortizone type ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: In the usual therapeutic doses, Symbicort should not cause any medically significant immune impairment. Although one may get a throat fungus if the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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No worry: Absorption through the GI tract is very low and the total amount in two puffs compares with only a fraction of what your body makes every day

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