User Reviews for Symbicort

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Symbicort Review Summary

9.1/10 Average Rating

16 Ratings with 14 User Reviews

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"Works extremely well, will continue to use."

   
10

westdrayton (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 22, 2014

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"I'm pretty sure that I would have died without it. I had already had full respiratory failure with extended hospital stay and hooked up to oxygen when I went home. Then once I got off of the oxygen I had emergency level exacerbations sometimes 3 or 4 times a week which increases your mortality rate. When I started using the Symbicort it went away."

   
10

deongg (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 11, 2014

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"Excellent medicine for me. Helps me a lot to move around and to have less exasperation's. Improves my quality of life."

   
9.0

woo woo (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 15, 2013

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"Opened my lungs, and no notable side effects"

   
10

Naples_Guy (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 20, 2013

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"Symbicort works well as a maintenance medication for my COPD. I use in combination with Spiriva. The only down side is that it causes anxiety and "jitters" for me. I am already an anxious person so this can be a problem."

   
7.0

axslinger (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 4, 2013

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"This has helped so very much. I still have the attacks and energy is still very low but, this has given me the best results so far."

   
10

Thankful to breath (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 13, 2013

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"After the VA diagnosed my concern as COPD they gave me Combivent 4 times a day and I had to use a rescue Albuterol in between that. It was very discouraging. The doctor then sent me Symbicort 80/4.5 the first day was a miracle. I can shovel snow, walk my dog 1/2 mile and have not touched the rescue once. Not sure of any side effects yet as it has been only a week but the BEST week in a long time. I would recommend this to anyone who can use it."

   
10

Mrzeee (taken for less than 1 month) January 29, 2013

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"Have been taking this medicine for 3 years. At first I thought it wasn't doing anything for me. I took myself off of the medication. After a few weeks I noticed that my breathing got worse. Symbicort has made a huge difference in me being able to breath and not. Concerns are my high dosage compared to other people I know who are on it. "

   
10

HighNoon February 10, 2012

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"After the first use of 160/4.5 Symbicort my lungs opened and phlegm coughed up. Had more energy. This product is the first time in 5 yrs that I felt it working. VA even carries the product. I also have more energy."

   
10

Big Dog80 October 14, 2011

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"Had tried Advair and one other inhaler and didn't do anything. Was using albuterol when needed (2-3 times a day). Doctor put me on Symbicort and had immediate relief. Only take 2 puffs in the morning and set for the day. No side effects yet (6 weeks now). Hopefully it will continue to work on my COPD. Also, I'm a smoker (of course trying to quit) and even with smoking, Symbicort has worked great."

   
10

Paul74 November 26, 2010

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"I used Advir for years...then it started doing less work. Doctor gave me Symbicort and wow what a difference."

   
10

NORJUD February 7, 2010

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"I believe Symbicort is one of the best medications I have used over the last six years. My airways stay open much longer and I feel and breath better."

   
10

vonjon September 12, 2009

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"This is the only medicine that truly keeps my systems down. I use my rapid inhaler less."

   
10

Anonymous September 10, 2009

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"The first couple of weeks, it seemed to help, but then I developed a bad case of thrush, even though I rinsed and gargled after each use. I did not swallow it. I have had the 5 pills to suck on every day for 14 days and now the Nystatin to swish, gargle and swallow. I am much better now, but I took myself off the Symbicort. I am also on a lot of other medicines but the one I absolutely need is phenytoin, due to a brain aneurysm. My mother had esophaguel candida and was on Diflucan all the time, and I have had my share of yeast infections also."

   
1.0

jebben_99sbcglobal.net April 29, 2009

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