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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very similar: as long as the steroid portion is bio-equivalent.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Beasley
14 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
You're ok: It's ok. The 'wait' is to allow time for the medication to absorb slightly in the airways before putting more in. It's probably also more theoretical ... Read More
A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dawn-alita Hernandez
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No. You're okay!: I assume you mean you discharged it without meaning to. Or you exhaled instead of inhaled. The particles deposit within seconds and are no longer in t ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Go to ER: Your asthma is recalcitrant to treatment with steroid/LABA. On Vannair, you can use 2 actuations every 12 hours of the 160/4.5, but you should also b ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
No: Now watch what you eat. Eat healthy and exercise as you tolerate 1 hour per day. Your breathing issues may limit your exercise
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marco Coppola
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily...: ...however, why were you told to wake up at 3am? If it is because you are night shift worker, then I understand. But if not, you may consider rotati ... Read More

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