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Doctor insights on: Formoterol Fumarate Side Effects

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Is treating chronic cough with a combination of Budesonide+Formoterol Fumarate considered aggressive treaetment? Does benefit outweighs the risks?

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

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Is combivair 200 (budesonide + formoterol fumarate) only for Asthma or has other uses such as chronic cough control as well?

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 more

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I have been diagnosed with asthma and told to take formoterol fumarate and mometasone furoate inhaler for lifelong. Is this the right treatment?

I have been diagnosed with asthma and told to take formoterol fumarate and mometasone furoate inhaler for lifelong. Is this the right treatment?

Kind of: It can be a good treatment plan but i don't like the lifelong part. You might need more, you might need less, you might even go without medications at times, depending on symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a higher risk for side effects when switching to symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 from 80/4.5?

Is there a higher risk for side effects when switching to symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 from 80/4.5?

Yes, but saves lives: Higher doses of inhaled steroids are associated with more local side effects such as hoarseness and thrush. These can be reduced with use of a spacer with your inhaler. Higher doses are also associated with an slight increased risk of pneumonia and may have an effect on your bone density over time. However, uncontrolled asthma is associated with a poor quality of life and increased mortality. ...Read more

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Which is better: symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 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 (budesonide and formoterol) 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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Im 17 and suffer from asthma .I feel breathless at night .I have been prescribed dulera (formoterol and mometasone) but im scared to take it due to its side effects. What to do?

Im 17 and suffer from asthma .I feel breathless at night .I have been prescribed dulera (formoterol and mometasone) but im scared to take it due to its side effects. What to do?

Take the dulera (formoterol and mometasone): If you are young and healthy and truly have asthma, Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) would be a good choice as a controller medication for asthma. If you are scared to take it, sit down with the doctor who prescribed it for you and ask them questions about your fears regarding the medication. I think that if you do you will feel much better about taking it. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last? Will they go away in a few days or weeks? It is making me dizzy.

How long do the side effects of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last? Will they go away in a few days or weeks? It is making me dizzy.

Need more info.: Go on Healthtap and schedule a doctor visit or see your doctor who prescribed symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). This question requires a review of your symptoms and all your medications. ...Read more

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using qvar, ventolin and pred to control wheezing and coughing. Doc weaning me off pred and prescribed Dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) afraid of side effects, should I use?

 using qvar, ventolin and pred to control wheezing and coughing.  Doc weaning me off pred and prescribed Dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) afraid of side effects, should I use?

Mgt: Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) compared with oral prednisone has fewer serious side effects. I would suggest having an EKG 12 lead and avoiding caffeine while using Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). If you notice any side effects, it is important to see your PCP. ...Read more