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I Heard That Symbicort Contains Formetrol Which Can Be Used As A Prn Because It Have Rapid Action And Long Duration B2 Agonist
I heard that symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains formetrol which can be used as a prn because it have rapid action and long duration b2 agonist?
No!: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) does contain formoterol but this is considered a long acting beta-2 adrenergic agonist (laba). It is not rapid acting and should not be used in an emergency situation. As such, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) should not be used on an "as needed" or prn basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
My dr took me off Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last week after having been on it for 4 yrs. How long will it take for my body/adrenals to regulate after quitting the RX?
No time at all!: The idea behind inhaled corticosteroids, even those combined w/long-acting beta agonists, such as Advair, Breo & Symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) is that systemic absorption should be minimal, as long as one doesn't exceed the maximum dose, though enough to lower bone mineral density. Check out http://www.drugs.com/pro/symbicort.html for more details especially section entitled "Hypercorticism and Adrenal Suppression". ...Read more
How long will effects of anxiety from corticosteroids from symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last?
Until addressed: The package insert for symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) states that nervousness is a result of overuse of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and as such should be reported to your physician. It is possible that the dose who are receiving is too high. To not change the dose however without discussing this with the prescribing physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 will i be tired from using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for two 1/2 weeks for having inflamed bronchial tubes?
Not sure : I understand you are using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a combination of long acting bronchodilator and an inhaled corticosteroid . Most of the side effects are due to the local effects of these medicines. Oral thrush, hoarse voice , rarely tremors ( transient) are the most well known and described side effects. Please talk to your doctor to see if the tiredness is actually related to your usage of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will i be tired from using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for two and a half weeks for inflamed bronchial tubes?
Is there difference between symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and advair for treatment of asthma? How long before you get full effects of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)?
Similar: They both contain a long-acting bronchodilator (laba) and an inhaled steroid. The major difference is the laba in symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) works in 10-15 minutes and in advair about 45 minutes. The Advair Diskus is a powder inhaler which requires deep inspiration and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a mdi which requires slow inspiration. The full effects on both occur in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
I have taken more than the perscribed dosage of my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalations, how long to get out of my system I am experiencing dry mouth, leg cramps, fatigue and increased salivation.
How much more?: Your symptoms don't make sense. Dry mouth and increased salivation? Inhaled corticosteroids can lead to dry mouth, but fatigue and leg cramps are less likely to be related unless you have severely overdosed on the steroid. Talk to the doctor who prescribed your meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often per day can I safely take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol)? I read a study that it is being used as relief med concurrently as a long acting steroid in europe.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preventative drug: Medications such as symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) which contain and inhaled corticosteroid are used as maintenance (preventive) therapy to control persistent asthma. The formoterol component is a long-acting airway opener and may provide some initial relief of acute asthma symptoms; however symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) should never be used to relieve acute asthma symptoms (use your rescue albuterol under those conditions). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, only if needed: An asthma attack is a bad thing to have happen during a pregnancy. During asthma symptoms, a person's oxygen level drops, which means a further drop in oxygen for the baby inside. So, asthma should be controlled using medications. Pregnant women should bring all their medications to show both their primary care and ob-gyn doctors, to be sure the dosing is correct, and none are dangerous to a baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer