Symbicort inhaler 160 / 4.5 mcg. 120 doses
Symbicort inhaler 160 / 4.5 mcg. 120 doses
Symbicort Turbuhaler inhalation powder 160 mg / 4.5 mg / inhalation dose
Symbicort drug substances are budesonide / budesonide / and formoterol / formoterol /
The other ingredient is lactose.
What Symbicort Turbuhaler and what it is used?
Symbicort Turbuhaler contains an inhalable powder . The powder is a mixture of formoterol and budesonide drugs that treat the disease in various ways to your respiratory tract . Disease of your respiratory tract inflammation caused by them . Budesonide reduces inflammation and prevents them . Formoterol expand your respiratory tract and facilitates your breathing . Having inhaled through the mouthpiece of the inhaler , the medicine an analysis of your breath in your lungs .
Symbicort contains 60 or 120 doses.
Before taking Symbicort :
Tell your doctor if you have unusual reactions to budesonide , formoterol or lactose or to any other drugs.
In some cases, Symbicort must be applied with particular care . You should always tell your doctor about other health problems, especially if you have or have had heart disease, diabetes , low blood potassium or impaired function of the thyroid gland.
Always tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including those you have bought without a prescription. Certain drugs for high blood pressure, heart disease , fungal infections and some eye drops can change the effect of Symbicort if you apply them simultaneously.
Symbicort is prescribed for the treatment of respiratory diseases . Do not use it for other conditions unless your doctor tells you . Never give your Symbicort others.
Pregnancy and lactation :
Before you start using Symbicort , tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines:
Symbicort does not affect your ability to drive or operate any tools or machines.
Important information about lactose - an ingredient in Symbicort :
Symbicort contains a very small amount of lactose , which can detect traces of milk protein . Is unlikely to cause any problems in patients who are intolerant to lactose.
How to use Symbicort ?
If you have asthma , your doctor will advise you to use Symbicort in one of the following ways:
- Symbicort maintenance therapy in asthma
- Symbicort maintenance and salvage therapy for asthma .
The dosage of Symbicort is individual . The drug should be used regularly even when no symptoms. Your doctor will determine the dose to the lowest dose that controls the symptoms of your respiratory tract . Follow carefully the instructions of your doctor. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Do not increase the dose of Symbicort without checking with your doctor. You must contact as quickly as possible with your doctor if you have more often than usual need inhaler medication emergency , which suppress the symptoms of your respiratory tract . Always carry a drug for emergency aid.
Symbicort maintenance therapy in asthma
You using Symbicort as maintenance therapy every day. In addition, using a single inhaler containing only fast -acting bronhodilatotor to relieve acute asthma symptoms. This means that using the two separate inhaler.
Always carry a fast - acting bronchodilator .
It is important to contact your doctor if you feel not good enough control their disease .
Usual dose for adults : 1-2 inhalations twice daily. Your doctor may prescribe up to a maximum of 4 inhalations twice daily .
Youth / 12 to 17 year / : 1-2 inhalations twice daily.
Symbicort maintenance and salvage therapy for asthma
You using Symbicort as maintenance therapy every day. You also use Symbicort if you need additional doses to relieve acute asthma symptoms. So you use an inhaler Symbicort as regular maintenance therapy, and the need for symptoms . In this case, you do not need a separate inhaler to relieve symptoms .
Usual adult dose : The recommended maintenance dose is 2 inhalations per day taken as one inhalation in the morning and one in the evening or as 2 inhalations in the morning or 2 inhalations evening. For some patients, a suitable maintenance dose of 2 inhalations twice a day.
When symptoms do 1 additional inhalation and wait a few minutes. If you do not feel better take extra inhalation. You should not take more than 6 inhalations once.
Contact your doctor :
If you need to take more inhalations to relieve asthma symptoms without an improvement in asthma control within 2 weeks, or if you regularly take more than 8 inhalations per day .
Children and adolescents under 18 years: Symbicort maintenance and salvage therapy is not recommended in children and adolescents.
Symbicort maintenance therapy in COPD
Usual adult dose : 2 inhalations twice daily.
If you use more Symbicort than necessary :
Take only as inhalations as you doctor prescribed . More frequent inhalation will increase the risk of side effects.
The most common signs and symptoms that may occur following overdose are:
- Rapid heart beat
If you use too much Symbicort for a long time , you may experience side effects associated with Budesonide . If you think this has happened to you or any of the above symptoms you are concerned , please discuss this with your doctor.
- The airways
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe allergic reactions
Very rare side effects:
- Behavioral disorders
- Swelling of the face
- High blood sugar
- Chest pain