I stopped suddenly stopped suddenly when I noticed some weight gain and the muscle cramps are bad. I am not sure if it because I stopped suddenly or not.
16 Mar 2011
Sorry this question was not answered earlier for you.
It is ok for you to stop symbicort suddenly although you probably should have checked with your doctor first - he/she may have considered tapering.
You should inform your doctor of your decision to stop so that other asthma medicines can be prescribed instead.
Symbicort has a half life of around 17 hours - this is the time it takes for the amount of drug in your body to be reduced by half.
It could take around 6 or 7 days for the Symbicort to be out of your system after stopping treatment.
- Symbicort Information for Consumers
- Symbicort Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Symbicort (detailed)
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