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Asthma And Symbicort
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Preventative drug: Medications such as symbicort which contain and inhaled corticosteroid are used as maintenance (preventive) therapy to control persistent asthma. The formoterol component is a long-acting airway opener and may provide some initial relief of acute asthma symptoms; however symbicort should never be used to relieve acute asthma symptoms (use your rescue albuterol under those conditions). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the asthma medication "symbicort" (budesonide/formoterol) prevent or relieve the symptoms of asthma?
Prevent: Symbicort is a "controller" medication for asthma - it reduces asthmatic inflammation in the lungs, thereby preventing bronchospasm and its associated symptoms. Symbicort is not approved in the United States for relieving the symptoms of asthma. Albuterol is the drug of choice to treat an asthma attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort contains formoterol as the long-acting bronchodilator, and that works faster than the salmeterol in advair. Both come in different strengths as well. Try both and consider what each costs on your plan and the side effects you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild asthma symtoms. Symbicort given as only treatment and only to be used as rescue inhaler. Strange? Ps. I live in europe.
Symbicort PRN: Symbicort is prescribed as a rescue inhaler in europe. The long acting bronchodilator formoterol starts working very quickly. The Budesonide decreases inflammation. If you need to use this more than 2x/week, are waking up 2x/month from asthma , or have frequent exacerbations then you need a daily medication for your asthma. ...Read more
Pharmacist can check: I don't believe the combined use of those 3 medications are contraindicated. I would discuss it with either the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist. ...Read more
Hi, i suffer from asthma, i used symbicort tubo inhaler 400. I found 2 which dated 2011. I appreciate they active ingredient might not be as effective but is it harmful or dangerous to use them?
Don't use it: Symbicort is an excellent medication but i would not advise using an outdated product for a serious illness like asthma. Has it been in your drug closet for a few years or did the pharmacist dispense an out dated medication? Don't fool around with asthma.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of additional medicine could my doc prescribe to get control of my asthma? I take symbicort 160/4.5 2x daily and ventolin as needed.
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