Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol

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    Brand Name:Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol
    Generic:Budesonide, Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2006-07-21 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
This drug is available in the following forms:
Spray, Metered Inhalation
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About Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol

Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol is used for:

Long-term treatment of asthma. It may be used to prevent breathing problems in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol is a combination of a synthetic corticosteroid and a long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator. It works by decreasing irritation and inflammation in the lungs; it widens the airways in the lungs, which helps you breathe more easily.

Side Effects of Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol

Possible side effects of Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Dizziness;
  • dry mouth;
  • headache;
  • nausea;
  • nervousness;
  • stomach pain or upset;
  • stuffy nose;
  • throat irritation;
  • tiredness;
  • tremor;
  • trouble sleeping;
  • vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat; unusual hoarseness);
  • back pain;
  • chest pain;
  • fast or irregular heartbeat;
  • fever, chills, or persistent sore throat;
  • new or worsening asthma symptoms (eg, increased chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing);
  • severe or persistent headache, dizziness, tremor, or nervousness;
  • severe or persistent muscle pain or cramps;
  • trouble speaking; vision changes;
  • white patches in your mouth or throat.

Who Should Not Take Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol

Do NOT use Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol
  • you are using another medicine that has a long-acting beta-agonist (eg, salmeterol) in it
  • you are having an asthma attack (eg, sudden, severe onset or worsening of asthma symptoms such as wheezing, cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath)
  • you are taking mifepristone

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Interactions with Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Beta agonists (eg, albuterol), corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), or xanthines (eg, theophylline) because the risk of low blood potassium or irregular heartbeat may be increased
  • Ritodrine because the risk of maternal lung edema may be increased
  • Catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors (eg, entacapone), clarithromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, long-acting beta-agonists (eg salmeterol), MAOIs (eg, phenelzine), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because they may increase the risk of Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol's side effects
  • Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), carbamazepine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), oral contraceptives, or rifampin because they may decrease Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol's effectiveness or worsen your condition
  • Mifepristone because the risk of its side effects may be increased by Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol
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Recent Forum Posts on Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol

concern of side affects

I am posting for any info from perhaps any post polio members who may be in here, or anyone who can tell me of side affects from symbicort inhalant. I am an "old" polio survivor who has many many drugs that are in my medical record that I cannot take due to the above "curse" I am saddled with. I know we are not to ever take Vesicare and this comes from Dr Richard Bruno head of poilio institute. I had a blocked artery end of July so was emergency stent put in. ever since have been going down hill , primary Dr wanted me to try Symbicort for shortness of breath so have been on it maybe 2 or more weeks. utter exhaustion seems to be worse now, burning across chest and upper arms ,feels like film in chest, and different than a heart attack. Is there reason to believe Symbicort might be the culprit? I cannot see any Vesicare being in it. Thank you for any replies akjoha:o

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