Formoterol (9mcg) + Budesonide (320mcg) Tubuhaler

$17.00

60 Doses in 1 Tubuhaler

International NameSymbicort 320mcg/9mcg Turbuhaler

MANUFACTURER: AstraZeneca
SALT COMPOSITION: Formoterol (9mcg) + Budesonide (320mcg) Tubuhaler
FORM: Liquid
PACKAGING: 1 x 60 doses

$17.00

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INTRODUCTION

Symbicort320mcg/9mcg Turbuhaler is a combination of two medicines in one inhaler. It relieves the long-term symptoms of asthma and COPD, making breathing easier. It works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) and relaxes the muscles in the airways.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don’t have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your symptoms may get worse. This medicine should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath. If sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your rescue inhaler. To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it does not work as well.

The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, respiratory tract infection, hoarseness of voice, fungal infections in the mouth, cough, headache, sore throat, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, and increased heart rate. If you get there, don’t stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects which can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you’re worried about them.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

USES OF SYMBICORT INHALER

  • Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

BENEFITS OF SYMBICORT INHALER

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Symbicort 320mcg/9mcg Turbuhaler helps the airways in your lungs stay open. It relaxes the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF SYMBICORT INHALER

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Symbicort

  • Cough
  • Fungal infection of mouth
  • Headache
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Increased heart rate
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting

HOW TO USE SYMBICORT INHALER

Check the label for directions before use. Shake the inhaler. While you are breathing in from mouth, press down on the inhaler one time to release the medication and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat until you have inhaled the number of puffs as suggested by the doctor. Afterwards, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

HOW SYMBICORT INHALER WORKS

Symbicort 320mcg/9mcg Turbuhaler is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol and Budesonide. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Budesonide is a steroid. It works by stopping the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE SYMBICORT INHALER?

If you miss a dose of Symbicort 320mcg/9mcg Turbuhaler, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Fact Box

Habit Forming: No
Therapeutic Class: RESPIRATORY

Quick tips

  • It contains two medicines in one inhaler for control of long term asthma and COPD symptoms.
  • It does not relieve sudden symptoms. Always use a rescue inhaler to treat sudden symptoms.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if your breathing problem worsens, or if rescue inhaler does not relieve symptoms.
  • Do not discontinue unless advised by your doctor.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each use to prevent infections in the mouth and throat.
  • Carry your rescue inhaler wherever you go.

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