I am given Symbicort to control my asthma. Eve54 said it was used for PAIN or DEPRESSION - what ??? I have no pain to control and am certainly not depressed - So. someone - what is Symbicort for, PLEASE ? ? ? ? ? ?
No. Symbicort is for asthma. Here is a copied excerpt from a consumer explaination of indications for Symbicort:
SYMBICORT (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is indicated for the long-term, twice-daily, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older.Long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonists may increase the risk of asthma-related death [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]. One of the active ingredients of SYMBICORT (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is formoterol, a long-acting beta2-agonist, therefore, when treating patients with asthma, SYMBICORT (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) should only be used for patients not adequately controlled on other asthma-controller medications (e.g., low- to medium-dose inhaled corticosteroids) or whose disease severity clearly warrants initiation of treatment with 2 maintenance therapies.
Important Limitations of Use
SYMBICORT (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is NOT indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.
SYMBICORT (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is not indicated in patients whose asthma can be successfully managed by inhaled corticosteroids along with occasional use of inhaled, short-acting beta2-agonists.
Maintenance Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
SYMBICORT (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) 160/4.5 is indicated for the twice daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. SYMBICORT (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) 160/4.5 is the only approved dosage for the treatment of airflow obstruction in COPD.
Important Limitations of Use
SYMBICORT (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) is not indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.
Perhaps Eve 54 was either misinformed or she was thinking of a different medication. No worries! You have been given a prescription for a medication for ASTHMA!! It is for controlling symptoms and maintainence. You should still have a fast acting inhaler like ProAir (albuterol) for acute asthma symptoms, however. Hope this helps a bit! :) Dzoo
Hi anna2010! Nice to meet you! Welcome!
Symbicort is for the treatment of asthma. It can be used for both maintenance treatment & relief of acute symptoms. It's also used for the maintenance of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
I found out a few months ago that I have asthma. My asthma bothers me more in cold weather, humidity or after exercise or some physical efforts.
I use Symbicort 200 Turbuhaler 200UG/6UG. I take 2 puffs twice daily, morning & night. Regular use will give you 24-hour relief & prevention of symptoms.
Please be certain to RINSE your mouth out well after using.
The Turbuhaler is portable & should always be carried with you. You can use extra doses as needed for asthma relief. It's not always necessary to use another product in addition to this one for your asthma, this one can do both.
My husband has COPD & uses a Symbicort Turbuhaler as well.
I live in Canada & the phone number for AstraZeneca Canada Inc. is 1 (800) 668-6000. French information (renseignements) is 1 (800) 461-3787.
anna, before using Symbicort for the 1st time, please read some of the consumer information. If you don't have the leaflet, please search on the web for www.astrazeneca.ca OR www.astrazeneca.com OR www.astrazeneca-us.com
This is an international group of companies.
Good luck anna! All the best with your health! from Wendy :)
- Symbicort Information for Consumers
- Symbicort Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Symbicort (detailed)
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