You would need to discuss this with your doctor. They are used to treat similar conditions but work in slightly different ways.
Symbicort contains a combination of budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body. Formoterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing.
Combivent contains a combination of albuterol and ipratropium. Albuterol and ipratropium are bronchodilators that work in different ways to relax muscles in the airways and increase air flow to the lungs.
For more information see:
- Combivent Information for Consumers
- Combivent Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Combivent (detailed)
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