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How long does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) take to work?

How long does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) take to work?

Not a rescue drug...: Check out page 10 at http://www1.Astrazeneca-us.Com/pi/symbicort.Pdf. Average time to bronchodilation (opening up lungs) was 15min. Maximum objective measured benefit (fev1) occurred at 3hrs while significant improvement continued past 12hrs (this drug is dosed twice daily). Fev1 improved dramatically in 1st 2wks & continued to improve thru wk 6 at which stabilized thru wk 12 (duration of study). ...Read more

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Dr. Amir Sharafkhaneh
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Budesonide (Definition)

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


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What about using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for maintainance and relief?

What about using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for maintainance and relief?

Maintain not relief: Asthma is caused by inflammation .. Which can trigger bronchial spasm. Together these can cause coughing, chest discomfort , shortness of breath or wheezing. When this occurs regularly , you need a controller medicine like symbicort(or similar brand). A quick relief( "rescue ") inhaler(never symbicort) is used for symptoms that.. When asthma is controlled...Is only needed once or twice a week. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 3 puffs of my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 and the usual does is 2. I'm anxious it was too much. Should I be concerned. ?

I accidentally took 3 puffs of my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 and the usual does is 2. I'm anxious it was too much. Should I be concerned. ?

How's it going?: If you're okay an hour after the mistake - you're probably fine - this time! But in general do try to be careful. An error every now and again is probably to be expected. We're only human, right? So be careful but don't fret or become anxious. That would be more dangerous. If you're not okay, call or visit your doctor or an Urgent Care for advice on what to do. Best! ...Read more

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I have been taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 100/6 on and of for around 6 wks, i stopped 2 days ago, how long does it take to get out of your system?

I have been taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 100/6 on and of for around 6 wks, i stopped 2 days ago, how long does it take to get out of your system?

Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains two medications - Budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide should be eliminated in less than 12 hours. Formoterol can take up to 48 hours for it's effect to go away. ...Read more

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How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

Asthma and COPD: Usually this drug is administered twice daily by inhalation. The drug has typically been used as a maintenance (every day) inhaler in asthma and in COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis). ...Read more

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Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a new type of inhaler?

Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a new type of inhaler?

No: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is the second fixed dose inhaler in combin ation. There is a long acting bronchodilator (formoterol) & a steroid (pulmicort). Itnis indicated for the maintenance & control of asthma, not for acute use. ...Read more

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Does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) help with bronchitis?

Does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) help with bronchitis?

Not really.: I'll presume you're talking about acute bronchitis, which is a very different entity from chronic bronchitis, which is a form of chronic lung disease. For acute form, an inhaler combination of steroid and bronchodilator generally has no role. In copd, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, it may be useful. ...Read more

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How would symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) affect cardiomyopathy?

How would symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) affect cardiomyopathy?

See below: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a treatment of lung disease and some cardiomyopathies are due to lung problems, especially sleep apnea. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may alleviate pulmonary symptoms and consequently alleviate the lung burden to the heart (in cardiomyopathies due to lung problems). But it usually requires also treatment such as weight loss and CPAP - positive pressure. ...Read more

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Does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have a broncodilator in it?

Does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have a broncodilator in it?

Yes: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a combination of a long-acting bronchodilator (formoterol) and a steroid (budesonide). It comes in two different strengths, 80/4.5 and 160/4.5. The 4.5 is the dose of the bronchodilator. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler 200/6 do to the body?

What does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler 200/6 do to the body?

See below: I'm not sure about the strength you listed. But the medications are an inhaled steroid to help with inflammation and a long acting beta agonist to cause bronchodilation. ...Read more

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Main difference between symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and oxis formoterol?

Main difference between symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and oxis formoterol?

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

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I have been on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for weeks why am I still tired?

I have been on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for weeks why am I still tired?

Wheezing: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a potent asthma inhaler. If you are using the 80, you might have to be bumped up to the 160. If you are already using the 160, you might be a candidate or oral steroids and/or antibiotics. Please consult your doctor, your pulmonologist or allergist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Will symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) make my cough worse before it truly kicks in and makes it better?

Will symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) make my cough worse before it truly kicks in and makes it better?

It could: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a steroidal inhaler to help with inflammation in the lungs, but can cause some irritation as it is an inhaled powder. That irritation can manifest as cough. But the reduction in lung inflammation will help in the longer run. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pulmicort Turbuhaler (Definition)

Pulmicort Turbuhaler is an inhaled steroid which is a kind of ...Read more