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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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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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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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Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort or advair diskus; which is better?

Corticosteroid asthma medicine symbicort or advair diskus; which is better?

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 more

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I've been switched from symbicort to dulera. Any difference? Md changing me because i've had an asthma flare and he says the steroid is more potent.

I've been switched from symbicort to dulera. Any difference? Md changing me because i've had an asthma flare and he says the steroid is more potent.

Clinical judgement: Both drugs are combo drugs: an inhaled corticosteroid and a long acting beta agonist laba (salmetrol) which both have, with a slightly different dosong, the main difference though is is in the corticosteroid part, symbicort contains Budesonide while Dulera has mometsone, a relatively newer medicine and more potent, more important is adherence to treatment plan and regular follow up with ur md. ...Read more

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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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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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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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