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Can an increase in my dosage of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) be causing more chest tightness? I have asthma.
No: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) cannot be used more than 2 puffs twice a day, it comes in 2 different strengths 80/4.5 and 160/4.5mcg. You cannot double the 80 to get to the 160, as you are also doubling the second ingredient formeterol. This is not safe. You need to talk to your doctor asap to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
Will increasing dosages of salbutamol and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) cause facial flushing. ?
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
Have MG & scared I'm sick & was put on Zithromax, pro-air & symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Not taken b4. SO IF was to "flare" my MG would it do so within the first dose?
Very similar: as long as the steroid portion is bio-equivalent. ...Read more
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
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