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Dulera Vs Advair Vs Symbicort
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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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