What is Symbicort and who can use it?

As Symbicort is a single turbohaler, it can simplify treatment for people who are already using both a corticosteroid inhaler and a long-acting bronchodilator inhaler Who can use Symbicort? Symbicort can be prescribed as a treatment to prevent instances of breathlessness and asthma, either on its own or alongside a quick relief inhaler.

What are the side effects of Symbicort inhaler?

Common Symbicort side effects may include: 1 throat irritation after using the inhaler; 2 stomach discomfort, vomiting; 3 cold symptoms such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, sinus pain, sore throat; 4 flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches); or. 5 back pain, headache.

What is the composition of Symbicort turbohaler?

1. Name of the medicinal product Symbicort ® Turbohaler ® 100 micrograms/6 micrograms/inhalation, inhalation powder. 2. Qualitative and quantitative composition Each delivered dose (the dose that leaves the mouthpiece) contains: budesonide 80 micrograms/inhalation and formoterol fumarate dihydrate 4.5 micrograms/inhalation.

What is the age limit for Symbicort?

Children under 6 years: As only limited data are available, Symbicort is not recommended for children younger than 6 years. Patients take a daily maintenance dose of Symbicort and in addition take Symbicort as needed in response to symptoms.

Can Symbicort be used long-term?

Can be used long-term and causes fewer side effects than other oral treatments that are sometimes used to treat asthma and COPD When used regularly every day, inhaled Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol) can decrease the number and severity of asthma attacks.

How does Symbicort work for asthma?

How it works Symbicort is a combination inhaler containing budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide is a corticosteroid that decreases inflammation. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator. Formoterol relaxes muscles in the airways which allows them to open, making breathing easier.

What is Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol)?

What is Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol)? Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol) is a combination asthma and COPD medication. It contains budesonide which is a corticosteroid that helps lower inflammation in your lungs and formoterol which is a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) that helps open up your airways in the lungs to make breathing easier.

What are the ingredients in Symbicort?

More specifically, Symbicort contains: Pulmicort (budesonide)—a steroid that improves asthma symptoms by decreasing irritation and inflammation. Foradil (formoterol)—a long-acting bronchodilator, or LABA, that relieves bronchoconstriction.

What are the active constituents of Symbicort turbuhaler?

Symbicort Turbuhaler 100/6. Each delivered dose (the dose that leaves the mouthpiece) contains as active constituents: budesonide 80 microgram/inhalation and formoterol 4.5 microgram/inhalation. Symbicort Turbuhaler 200/6.

Can I use Symbicort turbohaler as my only inhaler?

b) If you have been prescribed Symbicort Turbohaler as your only inhaler, read the section called ‘b) Using Symbicort Turbohaler as your only asthma inhaler’. Use your Symbicort Turbohaler every day. This helps to prevent asthma symptoms from happening. The usual dose is 1 or 2 inhalations, twice a day.

What are the benefits of Symbicort turbuhaler 200/6?

This study demonstrated that the budesonide component in Symbicort Turbuhaler 200/6 taken before exercise and as needed, reduced airway inflammation and improved airway function, and showed the beneficial effect of the budesonide component when taken as needed together with formoterol (for symptom relief) as Symbicort Turbuhaler 200/6.

What is the difference between formoterol and Symbicort?

Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing. Symbicort is used to control and prevent the symptoms of asthma in adults and children at least 6 years old.

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