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A 35-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) & dulera ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
The steroid: Both Dulera and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have the same long acting bronchodilator, they differ in the steroid content. Dulera contains mometasone. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains budesonide. Both agents are used to treat moderate persistent asthma.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:

Advair, dulera and symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) what are the differences between these three?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Not much: These three medicines are all asthma controller medicines and are a combination of inhaled steroid and long acting beta agonist. The difference between them is that they all have different steroid and long acting beta agonists.

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