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Dr. Hossam Amin
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Advair, dulera and symbicort, what are the differences between these three?

Advair, dulera and symbicort, what are the differences between these three?

Potency: The steroid potency in advair is more than symbicort more than Dulera but the bronchodilator portin of symbicort and Dulera works faster than advair. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
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What's the difference between symbicort & dulera ?

The steroid: Both Dulera and symbicort have the same long acting bronchodilator, they differ in the steroid content. Dulera contains mometasone. Symbicort contains budesonide. Both agents are used to treat moderate persistent asthma. ...Read more

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Dr. Holly Maes
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Which is better: symbicort or advair? Which generally has less side effects?

Very similar: Both are medications that contain two medicines - a long-acting beta agonist (laba), which helps with bronchodilation, and an inhaled steroid. The big difference is the form - advair is more an inhaled powder formulation, where symbicort is a mist inhaler more like your rescue inhaler works if you use one with asthma or copd.So it really boils down to what your insurance covers and preference type. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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How can advair and symbicort increase the risk of asthma related death?

How can advair and symbicort increase the risk of asthma related death?

See below: Long acting beta agonists (labas) are not to be used for except in patients where their asthma has not been adequately controlled with an inhaled steroid. It increases the risk of death otherwise per reports. Why? There are many reasons which could include: mistaking using the med during an acute asthma attack, hypersensitivity to either of the drugs or milk products, cardiac arrhythmia, & other. ...Read more

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Dr. John Overholt
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Can someone tell me the difference between advair diskus and symbicort spray?

Can someone tell me the difference between advair diskus and symbicort spray?

Sure: Both contain a steroid and a long acting bronchodilator. For advair it's fluticasone and salmeterol, respectively and for symbicort it's Budesonide and formoterol, respectively. Therapeutically, they are fairly equivalent, though individual responses may vary. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
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In an acute asthma attack should I use advair or symbicort? I have both thanks

In an acute asthma attack should I use advair or symbicort? I have both thanks

Rescue inhalers: Neither of those medications are rescue meds for asthma, they are for maintainence. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. John Chiu
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Just started dulera. Was on symbicort. Is side-effect profile similar? Any more likely to have sinus symptoms on dulera? How about cataracts?

Just started dulera. Was on symbicort. Is side-effect profile similar? Any more likely to have sinus symptoms on dulera? How about cataracts?

Very close: I don't think the side effect profile is any different between the two but the actual side effects will be depended on the total dose of steroid included. There is a minor risk for cataracts with any inhaled steroid but this is a minor issue when compared to uncontrolled asthma. As for response, some people do prefer one over another- a toss-up. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Is there difference between symbicort and advair for treatment of asthma? How long before you get full effects of symbicort?

Is there difference between symbicort and advair for treatment of asthma? How long before you get full effects of symbicort?

Similar: They both contain a long-acting bronchodilator (laba) and an inhaled steroid. The major difference is the laba in symbicort works in 10-15 minutes and in advair about 45 minutes. The Advair Diskus is a powder inhaler which requires deep inspiration and symbicort a mdi which requires slow inspiration. The full effects on both occur in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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