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I'm Asthmatic. I have done a peak flow which is 110 and also I have tooken my regular inhalers which are ventolin and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and prednisolone?

Asthma red zone. If it has been an hour since you used your Ventolin, you could repeat it once, and if your PEAK does not improve into the yellow zone, I strongly urge you to go to Urgent Care or ED for assessment. I hope you breathe better soon. Read more...

Peak flow is 120 and my chest is wheezy I have done ventolin Inhaler And symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) no effect and taken prednisolone do I go hospital?

Yes. The peak flow is down, you have wheezing and probably short of breath. I would at least go to ER or urgent care center.. The symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and prednisolone are not for acute treatment. Hopefully you are not smoking. You need to talk to your doctor to get better advice for long term therapy. BEst wishes. Read more...

I'm 6 weeks pregnant I have asthma. My dr said to stop my symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) n ventolin. But I've read my asthma needs to be controlled. Is my dr wrong?

Control your asthma. See an asthma specialist to help you manage your asthma. 1/3 of pregnant patients will have worsening asthma, 1/3 would have improvement of their asthma, and 1/3 will have their asthma stay the same. You want to use the least amount of medications to keep your asthma under control. Your asthma specialist may be able to help decrease your medications safely and monitor you closely during pregnancy. Read more...
Probably. If your asthma is severe enough that symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is appropriate for you, you should definitely continue it in pregnancy. The risk to the baby of uncontrolled asthma is far greater than any possible risk of asthma meds. All pregnant asthmatics should seek the care of an allergist to maximize asthma control in mom, and prevent allergies in the baby, to as great an extent as possible. Read more...
See a specialist. Controlling asthma during pregnancy is critical. "if mom's not breathing, baby's not breathing." symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and medications like it are technically category c, but many pregnant women have taken them throughout pregnancy with no known trouble. While ventolin (or albuterol) is also category c, albuterol has been around for decades and has no known ill effects during pregnancy. See a specialist. Read more...

I have chronic cough diagnosed as allergic asthma. I was on fluticasone & ventolin but not much difference. Doc prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Is this okay?

Yes. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an excellent medicine for asthma. It needs to be used everyday as your doctor prescribed. It is what is known as a maintaince medication. You still should have ventolin to use as a rescue medication when you have wheezing or shortness of breath. Please followup with your doctor after you have been on Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) for 3-4 weeks. Read more...

I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and resc inh albuterol and to keep taking singulair. Dr said to also use Combivent if needed. Is that safe?

Asthma and meds. You stated "I have asthma. Dr prescribed Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and rescue inhaler albuterol and to keep taking singulair. Dr said to also use Combivent if needed. is that safe? Combivent has albuterol in it. It would be best to use one or the other as needed. Often patients with asthma will use albuterol or Combivent on a schedule then use more often if not covered. Read more...
YES. Please follow your physician's advice.The medications should be based on the severity of your asthma. Read more...
See below. I would pick either albuterol or combivent, but not both. There's really no need to do both. Symbicort is good. Singulair is hit or miss. Read more...