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What about using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for maintainance and relief?

What about using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for maintainance and relief?

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 more

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How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

How is a symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) inhalor used?

Asthma and COPD: Usually this drug is administered twice daily by inhalation. The drug has typically been used as a maintenance (every day) inhaler in asthma and in COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis). ...Read more

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Does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) have a broncodilator in it?

Yes: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a combination of a long-acting bronchodilator (formoterol) and a steroid (budesonide). It comes in two different strengths, 80/4.5 and 160/4.5. The 4.5 is the dose of the bronchodilator. ...Read more

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Am suffering from asthma. Please advice medicine. Currently, am using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Thank you sir.

Am suffering from asthma. Please advice medicine. Currently, am using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol).
Thank you sir.

Type of asthma?: Your are currently taking a product that combines a steroid and long acting "beta agonist" and called a "controller". Are you also taking a "rescue" inhaler like albuterol? Have you tried to eliminate the likely "triggers" in your home, car, workplace? This is important. Talk over the "triggers" issue with your physician. ...Read more

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Is being on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 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

Is being on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 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 (budesonide and formoterol) (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 more

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How long will i be tired from using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for two 1/2 weeks for having inflamed bronchial tubes?

How long will i be tired from using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for two 1/2 weeks for having inflamed bronchial tubes?

Not sure : I understand you are using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a combination of long acting bronchodilator and an inhaled corticosteroid . Most of the side effects are due to the local effects of these medicines. Oral thrush, hoarse voice , rarely tremors ( transient) are the most well known and described side effects. Please talk to your doctor to see if the tiredness is actually related to your usage of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) ...Read more

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How long will i be tired from using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for two and a half weeks for inflamed bronchial tubes?

How long will i be tired from using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for two and a half weeks for inflamed bronchial tubes?

Not related: Probably the respiratory disease that you are taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for, is most likely caausing your fatigue rather than symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). ...Read more

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I'm using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for stage 4 emphysema. Does this have the potential to extend life or is only to make breathing easier? thanks

I'm using symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for stage 4 emphysema. Does this have the potential to extend life or is only to make breathing easier?  thanks

Uncertain.: COPD & its treatment are very complicated subjects. There's some evidence that combining Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) et al with a long-acting bronchodilator may improve survival in COPD. There's an excellent article on the WEB from the N.Y. Times Health section titled" COPD In-Depth Report ." I suggest you read it and then discuss with your doctor what is the right treatment approach for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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