A 48-year-old member asked:
which is better: albuterol vs symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marcel Goldberg answered
26 years experience Family Medicine
Different uses : Albuterol is a short acting bronchodilator used for acute/rescue treatment for wheezing. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and a long acting bronchodilator that is used as a controller for patients who have persistent asthma or copd. It should not be used for acute rescue treatment of wheezing.
Answered on Jun 27, 2020
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