Symbicort is a combination inhaler that combines the medications budesonide and formoterol in order to control and prevent asthma symptoms including shortness of breath and wheezing. Budesonide is a corticosteroid that reduces the swelling and irritation of the airways. Formoterol is a long-acting beta-agonist that works by opening the airways in the lungs in order to make breathing easier.
Symbicort Turbuhaler is an inhalation device with a different delivery system than a Symbicort inhaler.
Symbicort is not a rescue medication and should not be used to treat asthma or bronchospasm attack.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Symbicort Turbuhaler include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of Symbicort Turbuhaler:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Symbicort Turbuhaler?
If you miss a dose of Symbicort Turbuhaler, skip your missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time.
What is the difference between Symbicort Turbuhaler and the Symbicort inhaler?
Symbicort Turbuhaler and Symbicort Inhaler are both combination medications containing budesonide and formoterol. However, they have different delivery systems and different inhalation devices. Always follow your doctor’s prescription.