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Budesonide and formoterol are two medicines that are used for a long period of time to treat asthma. However, their combination will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started .

Budesonide belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines). It works by preventing ... continue

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Asthma
324
86%
COPD & Emphysema
268
91%
Sarcoidosis
5
100%
Pulmonary Fibrosis
2
100%
Bipolar Disorder
2
100%
Overall, 89% (606 Members) find Symbicort helpful
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Symbicort Reviews

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I take 1 of a day and as long as I take it, it works great!
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Taking 160 3-4 puffs daily. I take 4 puffs if needed, but side effects are bad. I get horrible feet cramps and shakes. But it works to get me breathing.
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Haorseness.
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still works but I sometimes cough more.
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I don't like the inhaler, it's too wide and makes it difficult to know how much of the medication is actually getting into my lungs. This is especially true first thing in the morning when there's a great deal of mucus to deal with. Incidentally I did NOT wake up with so much mucus when I was using Advair.
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it works
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Seems to help
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Some days better than others
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Works, but still have to be convinced it is better than Advair ..
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Only used for severe attacks/triggers
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: symbicort
    Yes, we are all different in how medication affects us.I was using Symbicort as an inhaler and was gaining weight. I'm now using a nebulizer for the m... [More]
  2. Discussion: symbicort
    Thank you all for your answers. I have suffered with asthma , bronchitis, pneumonia, allergies all my life. I have steadly been getting worse over the... [More]
  3. Discussion: symbicort
    Welcome, tillerc. Many of us within this group take Symbicort. The downside is that our bodily compositions are unique enough that reactions e.g. si... [More]
  4. Discussion: symbicort
    Welcome to the group, Tell. My insurance seems to prefer Advair one year & Symbicort the next so I take whichever they pay best for. My worst side... [More]
  5. Discussion: symbicort
    has anyone been on Synbicort, if so how long. Has anyone been diagnosed with Liver, Kidney, Pancreatic or other reaction I. E. Mental. Also my body te... [More]