A 52-year-old female asked:
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currently taking flovent and albuterol inhaler for asthma. costly w/my insurance, non-formulary but symbicort is on my preferred drug list. thoughts?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Different actions: Flovent is an inhaled anti-inflammatory steroid used for basic control. Albuterol is a short acting anti-spasm drug that acts quickly to reverse bronchospasm. Symbicort is a combination of a steroid and a long acting agent that treats bronchospasm. It can only be used 2X/day and doesn't give you flexibility to treat sudden events. You should only change if & when your doc thinks it wise for you.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Good Stuff: This is good if it works to keep him healthy.Remeber that Flovent is more preventative in nature and if used properly is to prevent flareups.

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