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Symbicort Smart Therapy
Can asthma with 15 % of deficit of breathing get worse without treatment? I'm taking symbicort, i'm healthy, but don't like to take meds..
Is there difference between symbicort and advair for treatment of asthma? How long before you get full effects of symbicort?
Similar: They both contain a long-acting bronchodilator (laba) and an inhaled steroid. The major difference is the laba in symbicort works in 10-15 minutes and in advair about 45 minutes. The Advair Diskus is a powder inhaler which requires deep inspiration and symbicort a mdi which requires slow inspiration. The full effects on both occur in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Mild asthma symtoms. Symbicort given as only treatment and only to be used as rescue inhaler. Strange? Ps. I live in europe.
Symbicort PRN: Symbicort is prescribed as a rescue inhaler in europe. The long acting bronchodilator formoterol starts working very quickly. The Budesonide decreases inflammation. If you need to use this more than 2x/week, are waking up 2x/month from asthma , or have frequent exacerbations then you need a daily medication for your asthma. ...Read more
Is symbicort harmful for the baby during the pregnancy?
Do mild asthma bronchiale require treatment?
Thanks a lot!
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
My daughter has epilepsy and my bro in law was thinking of doing stem cell therapy to repair the acc.Do u think its a smart idea?
Be cautious: Stem cells are a big research area in some parts of the world & do have promise for a wide variety of issues. To my knowledge there are no fda approved stem cell therapies for epilepsy.As a hot area of research there are some that use the idea of a new technology to fleece the public. Be cautious & investigate all claims. Foreign material injected into the body can result in reactions or death. ...Read more
If i had a PTB and completed my treatment in 2008.I have difficulty in breathing could that be a COPD already?My PTB last for 3 yrs.My med is symbcort
Is being on symbicort for asthma for 7 years but on off has bad effects and how can I stop using it without complications?I seldom get any attacks now
Bad effects?: If you mean sore throats or throat infections, this is caused by the Budesonide in the symbicort (a cortisone). This is common with inhaled cortisones. If you mean jittreriness, getting "hyper" or similar things, this is the formoterol (long acting beta agonists). Talk it over with your physician. Maybe you can be controlled with only the cortisone type spray alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preventative drug: Medications such as symbicort 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 should never be used to relieve acute asthma symptoms (use your rescue albuterol under those conditions). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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