User Reviews for Symbicort
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Reviews for Symbicort to treat COPD
"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."
deongg (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 11, 2014
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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."
axslinger (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 4, 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."
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. "
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."
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."
Paul74 November 26, 2010
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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."
jebben_99sbcglobal.net April 29, 2009
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Learn more about COPD
Micromedex® Care Notes:
- Acute Bronchitis
- Acute Bronchitis In Children
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Chronic Cough
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Copd Exacerbation, Ambulatory Care
- Copd, Ambulatory Care
Related encyclopedia articles:
- Bronchitis - acute
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Drug-induced pulmonary disease
- Industrial bronchitis
- Intercostal retractions
- Lung diffusion testing
- Lung disease - resources
- Lung problems and volcano smog
- Lung transplant
- Nasal CPAP
- Pulmonary ventilation/perfusion scan
- Routine sputum culture
Symptoms and treatment for:
Mayo Clinic Reference:
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