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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

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Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
COPD & Emphysema
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Bipolar Disorder
Overall, 89% (595 Members) find Symbicort helpful

Symbicort Reviews

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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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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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I use a scheduled nebulizer formulation several times a day. I use this to maintain my schedule when I can't use the nebulizer. Works well but tends to be more sensitive to 'over-dose'.
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