I believe I've been having exacerbations and have Symbicort that I haven't even opened yet. The side effects are very scary to me with this, Anoro ellipta and all similar drugs. When I read it may cause heart failure, liver, lowers immune system causing pneumonia, cancer and more, it does strike a little fear in me. The doc said the benefit outweighs the side effects. Has anyone experienced any of these dreadful side effects? Thank you in advance.
Would it help if I told you that sruggling to breathe can cause heart failure too. It can also effect your mental acuity. Besides being darn scarey. The med lowers the immune system, it does not cause diseases. you can get them because of your immune system. The benefit definitely outweighs the risk of these terrible side effects. They have to list everything that they ever heard of and it does not mean you'll have any of them.
I've been forced to use it too. For a whole year I only used it once a day. Lately I'm using it twice a day. The only side effect I've had is that fungal infection if I didn't rinse and gargle enough with water. I felt it fast so I gargled a lot and I was ok. What I do is first use warm water and then gradually make it cool water. I spend 2 or 3 minutes gargling. I'm doing ok. No other side effects.
- Symbicort Information for Consumers
- Symbicort Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Symbicort (detailed)
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