Will proair substitute for use of symbicort?
What is difference between ProAir HFA and Symbicort?
- 16 Sep 2010 by carlpatt
- proair hfa, symbicort, asthma - maintenance, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, maintenance
17 Sep 2010
Proair HFA (albuterol inhaler) is a prescription medication used to treat or prevent airway spasms (called bronchospasms). Bronchospasms are most common in people with asthma, but can also occur in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The medication is also approved to prevent exercise-induced asthma attacks.
Unlike older inhalers, Proair HFA is an environmentally friendly albuterol inhaler.
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a prescription medication used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
For the substitution you must seek medical advice, hope the info was of help to you? Take care & be well!
3 Sep 2011
Pro Air is a bronchodilator designed for emergency asthma attacks for immediate asthma relief- I also have exercise induced asthma, so I use it before I exercise to reduce the chances of having an asthma attack as it opens up the airways. Symbicort has a steroid and long-acting broncholdilator in it, it is not effective for sudden asthma attacks as it takes about a week to work. Basically it opens your airways up and also reduces swelling and is meant for people with bad asthma that cannot be controlled with the Pro Air alone.
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