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Is It Ok To Take Symbicort 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Is symbicort harmful for the baby during the pregnancy?
Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment?
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Not harmful: All of the asthma inhaled steroids and long acting bronchodilators (like the ones in symbicort) were studied in pregnancy and found to have no adverse effect. The steroid in symbicort (budesonide) is actually considered the "asthma inhaled steroid of choice" in pregnancy. Flovent, advair, and others are safe, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take symbicort, xopenex and arrive my while doing an ovarian stimulation cycle and ivf?
Probably: Letyour doctor know what you're taking prior to the procedure. ...Read more
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
I have been taking symbicort 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?
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
My dr took me off Symbicort 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, 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 often per day can I safely take symbicort? I read a study that it is being used as relief med concurrently as a long acting steroid in europe.
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