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Budesonide And Formoterol
I am advised to take 2-3 dosages of combihale fb 200 inhaler (budesonide-200mcg and formoterol-6mcg) 2 puffs each day. Is it safe for long term?
Budesonide/formotero: I assume you are taking it for asthma. Long acting b2 agonists such as formoterol have a black box warning to increase the risk of death. It seems to be somewhat attenuated when taken along with a steroid formulation such as Budesonide as in your case. Most people do fine using this long term, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevents asthma attacks. This medicine is a steroid. Budesonide is a steroid for the treatment of asthma and non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. In addition, it is used for crohn's ...Read more
Is treating chronic cough with a combination of Budesonide+Formoterol Fumarate considered aggressive treaetment? Does benefit outweighs the risks?
Depends on cause.: Technically, that would depend on the cause of your cough, and as such the treatment you mention wouldn't be aggressive as much as it would be misdirected. This would be fine for asthma or COPD, perhaps, but not for allergies or reflux, which can also cause a chronic cough. ...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
Is combivair 200 (budesonide + formoterol fumarate) only for Asthma or has other uses such as chronic cough control as well?
Also used for COPD: The combination of budesonide and formoterol (known as Symbicort in the US) is a medication that is used for asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). While COPD patients often suffer from chronic cough, combivair/Symbicort are not approved for and do not treat chronic cough itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Combo vs single med.: Symbicort 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
Heared formoterol increases riskof death.My rota caps contains it 6mcg along with fluticasone.I use 2 rotacaps daily to treat asthma.Should I avoid it?
Asthma meds: Neither formoterol nor salmeterol has "addictive properties". Both are long-acting bronchodilators (open small airways) used in conjunction with an inhaled corticosteroid to control asthma. They are related to albuterol, a short-acting bronchodilator. If your asthma is not adequately controlled w/ formoterol, see your pcp or pulmonologist for meds adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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