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Symbicort Smart Therapy
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..
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
Mild asthma symtoms. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) given as only treatment and only to be used as rescue inhaler. Strange? Ps. I live in europe.
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) PRN: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 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
3-4 years on Spiriva Hand. and Symbicort 160/-for treatment of COPD/Emphsym. NO Asthma. Is there a combo as an alternative as they are both very costl?
Mgt: I would suggest asking about samples, and they can request these from the local sales representatives . Companies also offer discounts. ...Read more
Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 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 (budesonide and formoterol)) were studied in pregnancy and found to have no adverse effect. The steroid in symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) (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
Can I use symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) as treatment for angioedema? With swelling of eyes and throat?
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
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