Symbicort Turbohaler (Budesonide/Eformoterol Fumarate Dihydrate)
What is Symbicort Turbohaler (Budesonide/Eformoterol Fumarate Dihydrate) used for?
Symbicort (Budesonide/Eformoterol Fumarate Dihydrate) is used to control breathlessness and other symptoms of breathing conditions such as asthma and COPD. This drug contains the active ingredients budesonide and eformoterol. Budesonide is a type of corticosteroid that works by helping to reduce irritation and inflammation of the airways. Eformoterol helps to open up airways in the lungs, which can help to make it easier to breathe. This can help to prevent bronchospasm in patients suffering from lung disease. It is important to note that this drug is not effective in treating sudden asthma attacks.
How should I use Symbicort Turbohaler (Budesonide/Eformoterol Fumarate Dihydrate)?
Symbicort (Budesonide/Eformoterol Fumarate Dihydrate) should be inhaled orally, using the provided inhaler. The exact dosage varies, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. If your physician has directed you to take this medication, you should use it at the same time every day, and follow any other instructions given to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Symbicort Turbohaler (Budesonide/Eformoterol Fumarate Dihydrate)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of taking Symbicort (Budesonide/Eformoterol Fumarate Dihydrate) include:
Patients should immediately consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as pain in the chest, a rapid heartbeat, tremors, breathlessness, changes in vision, white sores in the mouth or signs of high blood pressure.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Symbicort (Budesonide/Eformoterol Fumarate Dihydrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or epilepsy, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
As this medication is only intended to prevent asthma, your physician may also prescribe a quick relief inhaler for use in case of sudden asthma attacks.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.