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which is better: albuterol vs symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?

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Dr. Marcel Goldberg
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
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below: You can't really compare the two. They are 2 different meds with two different indications.
Answered on Jan 7, 2020

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