Symbicort (Budesonide & Formoterol) Turbohaler 100/6, 200/6, 400/12

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  • Fast Acting Asthma Relief And Preventative Treatment
  • Active Ingredients: Budesonide And Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
  • Reduces Swelling, Inflammation And Irritation In The Lungs
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  • Includes Free Prescription

Known as a ‘preventer’ inhaler, the Symbicort (Budesonide + Formoterol) Turbohaler helps keep symptoms under control for people with moderate to severe asthma and for sufferers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

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Symbicort Turbohaler

Symbicort Turbohaler is an inhaler used to treat asthma in both adults and children ages 12-17 years. Alongside general asthma it’s also used to treat COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) in adults aged 18 and over.

Symbicort Turbohaler contains two ingredients called formoterol fumarate dehydrate and budesonide. Budesonide is from a group of medicines called ‘corticosteroids’. This type of medicine helps reduce the swelling and inflammation in the lungs.

The second Symbicort Turbohaler ingredient, Formoterol fumarate dehydrate belongs to another group of medicines called ‘long-acting beta adrenocepter agonists’ or in short a ‘bronchodilator’. This works by relaxing the muscles in the airways, allowing you to breathe more easily.

Symbicort Dosage

The following Symbicort Dosage is for the treatment of Asthma. Symbicort 400/12 should be used every day. This will help keep asthma symptoms at bay.

Adult Symbicort Dosage

  • Usual dose is 1 inhalation, twice a day.
  • Your doctor may increase this to 2 inhalations, twice a day.
  • If symptoms come under control, your doctor may ask you to reduce to one a day.

Adolescent Symbicort Dosage

  • The usual dose is 1 inhalation, twice a day.
  • If your symptoms are well controlled, your doctor may ask you to reduce your inhalations to once a day.

Symbicort 400 / 12

Symbicort 400/12 is one of three strengths available at My Pharmacy, the other two being 100/6 and 200/6.

The difference between each of these strengths is the amount of an ingredient called a ‘corticosteroid’. This ingredient helps lower any inflammation a person may have in their lungs. The higher the strength usually involves a more severe asthma condition.

Symbicort 400/12 is the highest strength available. Your doctor will determine which strength of Symbicort Turbohaler is best suited for you.

Alongside the Symbicort 400/12, we also offer the 100/6 and 200/6 strengths.

How To Use Symbicort

Below is a step by step guide on how to use Symbicort effectively.

How to take an inhalation

Every time you need to take an inhalation, follow the instructions below.

  • Unscrew the cover and lift it off. You may hear a rattling sound.
  • Hold your turbohaler upright with the red grip at the bottom.
  • Do not hold the mouthpiece when you load your turbohaler. To load your turbohaler with a dose, turn the red grip as far as it will go in one direction. Then turn it as far as it will go in the other direction (it does not matter which way you turn it first). You should hear a click sound. Your Symbicort Turbohaler is now loaded and ready to use. Only load your Turbohaler when you need to use it.
  • Hold your Symbicort Turbohaler away from your mouth. Breathe out gently (as far as is comfortable). Do not breathe out through your Turbohaler.
  • Place the mouthpiece gently between your teeth. Close your lips. Breathe in as deeply and as hard as you can through your mouth. Do not chew or bite on the mouthpiece.
  • Remove your Turbohaler from your mouth. Then breathe out gently. The amount of medicine that is inhaled is very small. This means you may not be able to state it after inhalation. If you have followed the instructions, you can still be confident that you have inhaled the dose and the medicine is now in your lungs.
  • If you are to take a second inhalation, repeat steps 2 to 6.
  • Replace the cover tightly after use.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after your daily morning and or/evening doses, and spit it out.

If you need any further information on how to use Symbicort, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Can You Take Cough Medicine With Symbicort?

Can you take cough medicine with Symbicort?

Some medicines you may be currently taking could interfere with Symbicort Turbohaler. Cough medicines may affect how well Symbicort works or the opposite, how well the cough medicine works when taking Symbicort.

Depending on your circumstances you may need different amounts of your medicine, or you may need to use different medicine altogether. Your doctor or pharmacist will advise you.

If you are unsure about anything regarding “Can you take cough medicine with symbicort?” ask your doctor before beginning any new medicines.

Does Symbicort Cause High Blood Pressure?

Does Symbicort cause high blood pressure?

Before using Symbicort, it’s important to let your doctor know of any current health issues you have. This includes and heart or blood pressure problems.

Taking Symbicort has a chance to cause changes in your blood pressure, although rare, precautions should still be followed. This also involves heart problems such as an uneven heartbeat, fast pulse, narrowing of the arteries or heart failure.

The above problems should be discussed with your doctor before using Symbicort Turbohaler. The patient information leaflet includes a more thorough look at ‘Does Symbicort cause high blood pressure?’ and other related Symbicort side effects.

Symbicort and Eye Problems

Symbicort and eye problems are an uncommon occurrence but can happen to a small percentage of users.

Eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma can occur but are found to be infrequent and rare side effects. For more thorough information regarding Symbicort and eye problems, please refer to the patient information leaflet found here.

Symbicort and Headaches

Symbicort and headaches are reported as one of the most common side effects you may experience when taking Symbicort Turbohaler.

This may affect up to 1 in 10 people, along with other common side effects such as a mild sore throat, thrush and palpitations.

Symbicort and headaches may also be experienced when the user inhales more Symbicort Turbohaler than you should.

Symbicort Blurred Vision

When taking Symbicort Inhaler it’s important to contact your doctor straight away if you experience Symbicort blurred vision. This can be caused by a number of underlying health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid and liver problems.

Symbicort blurred vision is a serious side effect, treatment should be stopped until the underlying cause has been found.

Symbicort Dosage Side Effects

Like with all medicine, Symbicort Dosage Side Effects can occur but these aren’t experienced by everyone. If you experience any of these Symbicort Dosage side effects, especially if any of them are getting progressively worse, immediately stop and speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

Below is a list of Symbicort Dosage Side Effects experienced more, or less when people have taken Symbicort Inhaler. For a full list, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

 

Common

  • Palpitations, usually mild and will gradually disappear as the inhaler is continuously used.
  • Fungal infection of the mouth, Thrush.
  • Mild sore throat, coughing and hoarse voice.
  • Headache
  • Pneumonia

Uncommon

  • Feeling restless, nervous or agitated.
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Muscle cramps

Rare

  • Rash, itching
  • Bronchospasm
  • Low levels of potassium
  • Uneven heartbeat

Very rare

  • Depression
  • Changes in behaviour
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Taste changes
  • Changes in blood pressure

Symbicort Dose for Asthma

Symbicort dose for asthma are as follows –

Symbicort Turbohaler should be used every day to prevent asthma symptoms from happening.

Adults

  • The usual Symbicort dose for asthma in adults is 1 inhalation, twice a day.

Adolescents

  • The usual Symbicort dose for asthma in adolescents is 1 inhalation, twice a day.

Symbicort Heart Palpitations

Symbicort heart palpitations are one of the most commonly reported side effects. Once Symbicort has been continuingly used, if the palpitations are mild, they should subside.

If Symbicort heart palpitations continue to persist and get worse, immediately stop taking Symbicort inhaler and contact our doctor about altering treatment.

Symbicort Inhaler Ingredients

There are two Symbicort Inhaler ingredients called formoterol fumarate dehydrate and budesonide. Budesonide is from a group of medicines called ‘corticosteroids’. This type of medicine helps reduce the swelling and inflammation in the lungs.

The second Symbicort Inhaler ingredients, Formoterol fumarate dehydrate belongs to another group of medicines called ‘long-acting beta adrenocepter agonists’ or in short a ‘bronchodilator’. This works by relaxing the muscles in the airways, allowing you to breathe more easily.

Symbicort Inhaler Alternative

You can buy Symbicort UK online from My Pharmacy, we also offer many other Symbicort inhaler alternative and asthma prescription treatments. One Symbicort Inhaler alternative is Clenil, a beclomethasone preventer inhaler.

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Symptoms

The main symptoms of asthma are:

wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
breathlessness
a tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
coughing
The symptoms can sometimes get temporarily worse. This is known as an asthma attack.

Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose asthma by asking about symptoms and carrying out some simple tests.

Asthma self-assessment tool

Asthma attacks can get worse very quickly. If you are struggling to breathe or have asthma symptoms that are not getting better, go to hospital immediately or call an ambulance.

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Asthma

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties.

It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults.

There’s currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn’t have a big impact on your life.

Symptoms

The main symptoms of asthma are:

wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
breathlessness
a tight chest, which may feel like a band is tightening around it
coughing
The symptoms can sometimes get temporarily worse. This is known as an asthma attack.

Several conditions can cause similar symptoms, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment.

Your GP will usually be able to diagnose asthma by asking about symptoms and carrying out some simple tests.

Asthma self-assessment tool

Treatments

The main types are:

reliever inhalers – used when needed to quickly relieve asthma symptoms for a short time (e.g salbutamol)
preventer inhalers (steroid) – used every day to prevent asthma symptoms occurring
Some people also need to take tablets.

Causes and triggers

Asthma is caused by swelling (inflammation) of the breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. This makes the tubes highly sensitive, so they temporarily narrow.

It may occur randomly or after exposure to a trigger. Common asthma triggers include:

allergies – to house dust mites, animal fur or pollen, for example
smoke, pollution and cold air
exercise
infections like colds or flu
Identifying and avoiding your asthma triggers can help you keep your symptoms under control.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If either of the following happens to you, stop using Symbicort Turbohaler and talk to
your doctor immediately:
 Swelling of your face, particularly around your mouth (tongue and/or throat and/or
difficulty to swallow) or hives together with difficulties to breathe (angioedema) and/or
sudden feeling of faintness. This may mean that you are having an allergic reaction. This
happens rarely, affecting less than 1 in 1,000 people.
 Sudden acute wheezing or shortness of breath immediately after using your inhaler. If
either of these symptoms occur, stop using your Symbicort Turbohaler
straightaway and use your ‘reliever’ inhaler. Contact your doctor immediately as
you may need to have your treatment changed. This happens very rarely, affecting
less than 1 in 10,000 people.
Other possible side effects:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
 Palpitations (awareness of your heart beating), trembling or shaking. If these effects
occur, they are usually mild and usually disappear as you continue to use Symbicort
Turbohaler.
 Thrush (a fungal infection) in the mouth. This is less likely if you rinse your mouth out
with water after using your Symbicort Turbohaler.
 Mild sore throat, coughing and a hoarse voice.
 Headache.
 Pneumonia (infection of the lung) in COPD patients.
Tell your doctor if you have any of the following while taking Symbicort Turbohaler, they
could be symptoms of a lung infection:
 Fever or chills.
 Increased mucus production, change in mucus colour.
 Increased cough or increased breathing difficulties.

For a full list of side effects see Patient information leaflet.