Budesonide/Formoterol – Symbicort

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Drug Name: Budesonide/Formoterol

Brand Name: Symbicort®

Medicine Use: Long-term control, Quick Relief, or Both

Type of Medicine: Combination inhaled medicines

Form: Metered dose inhaler

Prescribing Info: https://www.mysymbicort.com/

Possible Side Effects:
Throat irritation
Upper respiratory tract infection
Throat pain
Back pain
Nasal congestion
Upset stomach

Single Maintenance and Reliever Therapy (SMART) Combination Medicines: Quick-Relief and Controller Medicine Combined

A combination inhaler that contains both formoterol and budesonide may be used as both a quick-relief and a controller medicine. This may be prescribed to be taken daily to prevent symptoms, as needed for sudden symptoms, or both. Note: As of January 2022, this is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as a quick-relief medicine. However, the National Institutes of Health does recommend the use of formoterol-budesonide in a stepwise approach for asthma management (2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines).

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