About SYMBICORT and Asthma Medicine
SYMBICORT is a medicine that helps control asthma,
which contains 2 medicines to reduce the inflammation in the lungs and keep airways open.
When used as prescribed, SYMBICORT has been shown to help significantly improve lung function, starting within 15 minutes.* Remember, SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.
*Your results may vary.
Reasons to ask your doctor about SYMBICORT
When you control your asthma symptoms with SYMBICORT, you may notice
- You have no asthma symptoms or very few asthma symptoms throughout the day and night, when SYMBICORT is taken twice daily†
- You use less rescue medicine†
†Your results may vary.
Ask your doctor about SYMBICORT today.
SYMBICORT may be right for you if you are 12 years of age or older and
- Your doctor decides your asthma is not well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine; or
- Your doctor decides your asthma is severe enough to begin treatment with SYMBICORT
Of course, only your doctor can decide if SYMBICORT is right for you.
Talking to your doctor
Maintaining an open dialogue with your doctor about your asthma treatment plan is important. Here are a few tips on how to get the conversation started:
- Describe your symptoms, when they most often occur, and their severity
- List all medicines you are taking and any side effects you may experience
- Ask if SYMBICORT may be right for you
- Ask questions if you do not understand something your doctor tells you
If you are afraid you may forget something, write it down before your appointment.
It's important to remember that as an asthma medicine, SYMBICORT is not—and will not replace—a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. If you are taking SYMBICORT, be sure to see your doctor if your asthma does not improve or gets worse.
Already taking SYMBICORT?
Be sure to let your doctor know how you are doing.
When SYMBICORT is taken as prescribed—2 puffs twice a day (morning and
evening) every day—you may experience fewer asthma symptoms throughout the day and night.‡ You should continue taking as directed by your doctor to maintain control of your asthma symptoms.
‡Your results may vary.
It is important that your doctor assess your asthma control on a regular basis. Your doctor will decide if it is possible for you to stop taking SYMBICORT and start taking a long-term asthma control medicine without loss of asthma control.
Patients who use SYMBICORT should read the SYMBICORT Medication Guide(PDF) with each new prescription
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