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Breo Vs Symbicort
Combo vs single med.: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a combo inhaler made up of two medicines: Budesonide (steroid) and formoterol (long acting beta-agnoist). Oxis is branded medicine formoterol by itself. So, basically oxis + Budesonide = advair. Oxis is rarely used by itself these days. If you have asthma or COPD and having trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or advair diskus; which is better?
Both are good: It's a matter of personal response to the medications. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an aerosol and the coordination required to inhale it is a little harder than the diskus. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 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 2 more doctor answers
Not Fair Question: Everybody's genetics are different, so response to steroids between everybody is different. There are charts to show potency on each individual steroid. The most important thing is to find the right medical therapy to get your asthma under control...Not the low dose of inhaled corticosteroid or the type used. Oral steroids are much more dangerous with higher side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?
Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Up in the Air: There are not sufficient data one way or the other to say specifically that advair won't harm your baby. As a general rule, inhaled medications are somewhat safer than pills or liquids because the levels in the blood are not as high for inhaled medications. Your doctor can help determine if your lung disease severity outweighs the potential risk to your baby. ...Read more
Both-read why: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination inhaler containing an steroid (for inflammation) and long acting bronchodilator. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is used every day to control and prevent asthma. In contrast, albuterol is for quick relief and only used as needed. This is a good combination for patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma. An allergist can assist in further explanation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma controllers: Both are used as medications that control the underlying inflammation of asthma. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) also contains a long-acting bronchodilator that provides immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Cromolyn does not do this. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is much more effective. Cromolyn is a bit safer. The difference is moot. Cromolyn (intal) is no longer available on the american market. ...Read more
Not in the U.S.: In canada and elsewhere, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Which inhaler is a rescue inhaler, xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa or dulera? Already used xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa and did not get full relief
Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?
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
Essentially the same: Advair is fluticasone (steroid) and salmeterol (long acting Beta agonist); Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is mometasone (steroid) and formoterol (long acting Beta agonist). I do not know what doses you have been prescribed, but you should not be on both Advair and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). It should be one or the other. I have used both for my patients and it comes does to personal preference and ease of use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm using 2 rotacaps for asthma (salbutamol sulphate& ipratropium bromide, fluticasino propionate& formaterol fumarate). Is the long term use safe?
Yes and no: The last drug you mentioned formaterol is a long acting beta agonist (laba). In the us, labas alone are used in treating copd. When used in asthma and to reduce their potential serious side effects, they must be combined with a steroid like fluticasone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers