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What are intal and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) turbuhaler for?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Asthma controllers
Both are used as medications that control the underlying inflammation of asthma.
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) also contains a long-acting bronchodilator that provides immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Cromolyn does not do this. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is much more effective. Cromolyn is a bit safer. The difference is moot. Cromolyn (intal) is no longer available on the american market.

In brief: Asthma controllers
Both are used as medications that control the underlying inflammation of asthma.
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) also contains a long-acting bronchodilator that provides immediate relief of asthma symptoms. Cromolyn does not do this. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is much more effective. Cromolyn is a bit safer. The difference is moot. Cromolyn (intal) is no longer available on the american market.
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