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Is it ok to take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) in pregnancy?

Is it ok to take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) in pregnancy?

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 more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) harmful for the baby during the pregnancy? Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment? Thanks a lot!

Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) harmful for the baby during the pregnancy?
Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment?
Thanks a lot!

Category C drug: This medication is listed as a category c med, meaning no data to date finds any harmful effect on the human fetus. Asthma should be maintained under good control to promote good health for you both. ...Read more

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I usually take my symbicort inhaler at twice 3pm and then 3am. Missed it today and took it at 7pm. Do I have to take it at 7am now?

I usually take my symbicort inhaler at twice 3pm and then 3am. Missed it today and took it at 7pm. Do I have to take it at 7am now?

Not necessarily...: ...however, why were you told to wake up at 3am? If it is because you are night shift worker, then I understand. But if not, you may consider rotating to a more tolerable schedule, such as 7am and 7pm. But if you want to remain 3pm and 3am, you do not have to wait until 7. Taking Symbicort again within 8 hours won't hurt if done this one time. ...Read more

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How long does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) take to work?

How long does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) take to work?

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 more

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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?

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?

Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) contains two medications - Budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide should be eliminated in less than 12 hours. Formoterol can take up to 48 hours for it's effect to go away. ...Read more

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I was on symbicort, aerius, montelukast for two months. Stopped it 5 days ago. Right now I think I'm allergic to a cat. Safe to take telfast ?

I was on symbicort, aerius, montelukast for two months. Stopped it 5 days ago. Right now I think I'm allergic to a cat. Safe to take telfast ?

Yes, but: what kind of symptoms do you have? looks that you had respiratory symptoms, better see an allergist/immunologist or keep the follow up with your allergist for better management.You can check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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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?

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

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Have been diagnosed with copd and was given a sample of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and it helped but cannot afford. $300. What can I take that is less expensive?

Have been diagnosed with copd and was given a sample of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and it helped but cannot afford. $300. What can I take that is less expensive?

Tell your MD: I would tell your MD and see if they have any older medication that will help reduce the symptoms of COPD yes cost less. Maybe pulmacort or other inhailed steroid ...Read more

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Can i take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler while pregnant?

Can i take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhaler while pregnant?

Asthma pregnancy: Absolutely yes. It's very important that asthma be treated adequately during pregnancy. If you don't get adequate oxygen in your lungs, the baby won't get adequate oxygen through the placenta. Talk to your OB doctor about the importance of treating asthma during pregnancy. They will reassure you to make sure you're taking your medications to prevent a severe asthma flare that may harm the baby. ...Read more

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Can you take prednisone and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) together?

Can you take prednisone and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) together?

Yes: Are you taking both of these for your lungs? Typically inhaled steroids are used to prevent the need for oral steroids, but occasionally both are prescribed together to treat a severe exacerbation of asthma, for example. ...Read more

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Can I take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) on an empty stomach?

Can I take symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) on an empty stomach?

Mgt: It can be used prior to eating, but it is important to rinse your mouth after use. ...Read more

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Can asthma with 15 % of deficit of breathing get worse without treatment? I'm taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) i'm healthy, but don't like to take meds..

Can asthma with 15 % of deficit of breathing get worse without treatment? I'm taking symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) i'm healthy, but don't like to take meds..

Yes....: If airway inflammation is allowed to continue untreated, the disease can worsen over time. So, you need to take your medicine today to avoid more serious sequelae later. ...Read more

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