Symbicort combines an inhaled corticosteroid medicine, budesonide and a LABA medicine, formoterol. Inhaled corticosteroids help to decrease inflammation in the lungs, thus preventing asthma symptoms. LABA medicines are used in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma and help the muscles around the airways in your lungs stay relaxed to prevent asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. These symptoms can happen when the muscles around the airways tighten making it hard to breathe. Symbicort is used to control symptoms of asthma, and prevent symptoms such as wheezing in adults and children ages 6 and older. It is not known if Symbicort is safe and effective in children less than 6 years of age with asthma. Symbicort is also used to treat COPD, a chronic lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Symbicort is used long term, to help improve lung function for better breathing in adults with COPD. Use Symbicort exactly as prescribed. Rinse your mouth with water and spit the water out after each dose (2 puffs) of Symbicort. Do not swallow the water. This will help to lessen the chance of getting a fungus infection (thrush) in the mouth and throat.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers brand Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol also called Vannair Aerosol Inhaler from New Zealand manufactured by AstraZeneca in the strength of 80 mcg/4.5 mcg/120 dose (100mcg/6mcg) and 160 mcg/4.5 mcg/120 dose (200mcg/6mcg). We also offer generic Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol (Budesonide/Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate MDI) also called Foracort Inhaler from India manufactured by Cipla in the strength of 100 mcg/6 mcg/120 dose, 200 mcg/6 mcg/120 dose and 400 mcg/6 mcg/120 dose.
The common side effects of Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol may include throat irritation, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, throat pain, sinusitis, flu, back pain, nasal congestion, stomach discomfort, vomiting, thrush in the mouth and throat, bronchitis. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• Adrenal insufficiency;
• Chest pain;
• Decrease in blood potassium levels;
• Eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts;
• Headache, tremor, nervousness;
• Increased blood pressure;
• Immune system effects and a higher chance for infections;
• Increased wheezing right after taking Symbicort;
• Increase in blood sugar levels;
• Lower bone mineral density;
• Pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections;
• Serious allergic reactions;
• Slowed growth in children;
• Swelling of blood vessels
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not take Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Symbicort or treat sudden severe symptoms of asthma or COPD. Before you take Symbicort Inhalation Aerosol, tell your doctor about your medical conditions, including if you: are allergic to any medicines, are exposed to chicken pox or measles, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, have heart problems or high blood pressure, have seizures, have thyroid problems, diabetes, or liver problems, have osteoporosis, have an immune system problem, have eye problems such as increased pressure in the eye, glaucoma, or cataracts. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Symbicort and certain other medicines may interact with each other which may cause serious side effects. Some products that may interact with this drug include: aldesleukin, mifepristone. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take antifungal and anti-HIV medicines.
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