User Reviews for Symbicort
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Reviews for Symbicort to treat COPD
"Works great. I can now sleep at night"
Anonymous April 28, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
"It helps some but in the large picture, not much. I can walk to the back of my house 40 feet without having to stop to catch my breath, but still breathing heavily. Prior, I had to stop every 15 feet or so to catch my breath. Improvement? Yes. Better? No."
AhappyCamper (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 24, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
"The medicine worked right off the bat, after 30 minutes or so, could breathe much better, and as a smoker, helped my wheezing go away, and not as tired with more energy. NOW the BAD part. I have had a heart attack and have 3 stents. For 3 years, my bp has been perfect at 110/65 with a pulse of 58 to 65 even drinking caffiene and smoking. Since starting this, BP has increased a little, but pulse no matter what stays above 110 24/7, SO, can't take it for that reason only..."
Quando62 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 20, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
"I have taken Sympbicort for over 1 year. It works very well but I asked my lung dr if we could try another inhaler. The side effect that caused me to stop taking it was horseness and scratchy throat.. My dr gave me anther inhaler to try/ Still with the throat t thing. I hope he comes up with something else but my expections aren't high. All of this type of inhaler must do the same thing as far as side effects."
sandiee October 21, 2016
8 users found this comment helpful.
"I have used it one night and one day. Four inhales total. At first night. It causes laryngospasm. I almost choked. This horror is still with me two months passed. Even on day i had spasms. Mostly start with a cough. I am afraid if there is no cure for this. All my life changed. None of phsician knows this disease. They prescribe astma drugs. I searched on internet 13 cases reported so far. I am the 14th case. Stay away."
kccoskun August 25, 2016
15 users found this comment helpful.
"worked really good but the side effects were unmanageable. Rinsed, gargled as instructed but developed thrush and swallowing was very painful. Discontinued use but took over 6 months to get over side effects. Now on Advair and am so scared of this happening again that I take right before a meal so that food will clean the esophagus of the medication. Hope new drugs being tested will result in a drug as good as Symbicort but without the side effects! Are there any patches or injections available as I have severe Gerd and pills and inhalers cause me extreme pain."
dancier (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 10, 2016
9 users found this comment helpful.
"Absolutely the best copd medicine i have ever taken. Why did i destroy my own lungs with cigarettes? Youth and stupidity I guess. went from a dying couch potato to a 5k runner with Symbicort. 2 puffs in the morning and 2 before bed keeps me in great shape. It really is an amazing drug for copd sufferers."
cl copd sufferer June 11, 2016
56 users found this comment helpful.
"Works great for me , more energy and I feel good"
Steve hulse January 19, 2016
37 users found this comment helpful.
"Works wonders, but the pump never functions beyond 30 out 120 times that is supposed to function"
Gali shae January 15, 2016
9 users found this comment helpful.
"Copd for six years"
Anonymous June 16, 2015
28 users found this comment helpful.
"Works extremely well, will continue to use."
westdrayton (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 22, 2014
38 users found this comment helpful.
"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
75 users found this comment helpful.
"Excellent medicine for me. Helps me a lot to move around and to have less exasperation's. Improves my quality of life."
woo woo (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 15, 2013
67 users found this comment helpful.
"Opened my lungs, and no notable side effects"
Naples_Guy (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 20, 2013
63 users found this comment helpful.
"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
105 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Thankful to breath (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 13, 2013
59 users found this comment helpful.
"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
95 users found this comment helpful.
"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
79 users found this comment helpful.
"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
99 users found this comment helpful.
"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
105 users found this comment helpful.
"I used Advir for years...then it started doing less work. Doctor gave me Symbicort and wow what a difference."
NORJUD February 7, 2010
76 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
vonjon September 12, 2009
86 users found this comment helpful.
"This is the only medicine that truly keeps my systems down. I use my rapid inhaler less."
Anonymous September 10, 2009
60 users found this comment helpful.
"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
52 users found this comment helpful.
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