Important Safety Information About SYMBICORT 160/4.5 for COPD
Call your health care provider if you notice any of the following symptoms: change in amount or color of sputum, fever, chills, increased cough, or increased breathing problems. People with COPD may have a higher chance of pneumonia.
SYMBICORT does not replace rescue inhalers for sudden symptoms.
Be sure to tell your health care provider about all your health conditions, including heart conditions or high blood pressure, and all medicines you may be taking. Some patients taking SYMBICORT may experience increased blood pressure, heart rate, or change in heart rhythm.
Do not use SYMBICORT more often than prescribed. While taking SYMBICORT, never use another medicine containing a LABA for any reason. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if any of your other medicines are LABA medicines, as using too much LABA may cause chest pain, increase in blood pressure, fast and irregular heartbeat, headache, tremor, and nervousness.
Patients taking SYMBICORT should call their health care provider or get emergency medical care:
If you are switching to SYMBICORT from an oral corticosteroid, follow your health care provider’s instructions to avoid serious health risks when you stop using oral corticosteroids.
Common side effects include inflammation of the nasal passages and throat, thrush in the mouth and throat, bronchitis, sinusitis, and upper respiratory tract infection.
Approved Uses for COPD
SYMBICORT 160/4.5 is for adults with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. You should only take 2 inhalations of SYMBICORT twice a day. Higher doses will not provide additional benefits.
Talk to your doctor about prescription SYMBICORT.
Please read Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING, with Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor. (PDF — 551 KB)
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the
FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch
or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care provider about how to manage and
treat your COPD. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about SYMBICORT or COPD, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your doctor can decide if SYMBICORT is right for you.
This product information is intended for US customers only.
SYMBICORT is a registered trademark of the AstraZeneca group of companies.
©2012 AstraZeneca. All rights reserved. 1104103-2190500 Last Updated 12/12