SYMBICORT helps control asthma by helping to reduce inflammation in the lungs and keep airways open.*

SYMBICORT does not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.
*Your results may vary.
How can we help you today?

I’ve been having breathing problems. What can I do?”

My doctor told me I have asthma. Why do I need medication?”

My doctor told me to take SYMBICORT. What do I need to know?”

 
 
 
 
 

4
common
triggers of breathlessness.

See what they are

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Explore Your

Your center for services, savings, and support

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Learn About
Pulmonary
Rehabilitation.

Learn to breathe again

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A trick to help you breathe better

PURSED-LIP BREATHING.

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Talking to
your doctor.

Discussing your asthma
treatment plan
with your doctor

+ View More

EMPHYSEMA, CHRONIC
BRONCHITIS–
COPD & ASTHMA.

What’s the difference?

+ View More

Get your first prescription
FREE.

Learn how you can save with SYMBICORT

Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.

+ View More

What is
Asthma?

Learn how it affects
your breathing

+ View More

Is your asthma
under
control?

Learn more about good asthma control

+ View More

Asthma
triggers.

Know your triggers and learn to avoid them

+ View More

How do I
know I have
asthma?

Learn how asthma
is diagnosed

+ View More

How is
ASTHMA
treated?

Learn about treating asthma

+ View More

SYMBICORT
& Asthma

Learn how SYMBICORT can help control asthma

+ View More

SYMBICORT
could help you breathe better
starting within
15 minutes.*

*Your results may vary.
SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler.

Why SYMBICORT?
Learn more

+ View More

Learn how
to use your SYMBICORT
inhaler.

Taking
SYMBICORT?
Here’s how to do it

+ View More

What can I expect
when I take
SYMBICORT?

Learn about what to expect with SYMBICORT

+ View More

Brought to you by SYMBICORT

Designed just for you, resources and insights to help you on your breathing journey. Join Now

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Brought to you by SYMBICORT

BREATHABLE is a place created to help you see the possibilities ahead of you.

With BREATHABLE, you’ll get:

  • Up-to-date information and advicepersonalized to your needs and concerns
  • Information about savings offers on medication
  • Opportunities to connect with others like you
…and more.

BREATHABLE will get you started on your breathing journey.

Go to BREATHABLE

What side effects
could I experience
with SYMBICORT?

Learn about SYMBICORT side effects in asthma

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SYMBICORT Side Effects

As with any medication, it is possible for you to experience some side effects with SYMBICORT. It’s important to be aware and tell your doctor if you have any side effects. SYMBICORT doesn’t interact well with certain medicines, so you should tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking.

Learn more

Chores & errands:
Tips for helping you do them.

+ View More

How to Do Everyday Chores in a Smarter, More Efficient Way

Doing day-to-day chores and errands can be hard when you have a breathing difficulty—but with a little planning and creativity, you can still get things done pretty efficiently.

Tips to make chores easier

Have a question about asthma or
SYMBICORT?
Call a nurse.
They’re ready to help.

Ask a registered nurse

+ View More

Call A Nurse

We have a call center with registered nurses and staff who have been trained to answer questions and help patients learn to use the SYMBICORT inhaler. You can talk by phone or by live video chat.

Call 1-877-807-4466,

Monday to Friday,
8 AM6 PM ET

Information provided by our nurses and staff does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care professional. The call center nurses cannot provide diagnosis or treatment advice to callers.

Connect with a nurse today

4
common
triggers of breathlessness.

See what they are

+ View More

Explore Your

Your center for services, savings, and support

+ View More

Learn About
Pulmonary
Rehabilitation.

Learn to breathe again

+ View More

A trick to help you breathe better

PURSED-LIP BREATHING.

+ View More

Chores & errands:
Tips for helping you do them.

+ View More

EMPHYSEMA, CHRONIC
BRONCHITIS–
COPD & ASTHMA.

What’s the difference?

+ View More

SYMBICORT
& Asthma

Learn how SYMBICORT can help control asthma

+ View More

Brought to you by SYMBICORT

Designed just for you, resources and insights to help you on your breathing journey. Join Now

+ View More
Brought to you by SYMBICORT

BREATHABLE is a place created to help you see the possibilities ahead of you.

With BREATHABLE, you’ll get:

  • Up-to-date information and advicepersonalized to your needs and concerns
  • Information about savings offers on medication
  • Opportunities to connect with others like you
…and more.

BREATHABLE will get you started on your breathing journey.

Go to BREATHABLE

Talking to
your doctor.

Discussing your asthma
treatment plan
with your doctor

+ View More

Start a Conversation

Maintaining an open conversation about your asthma treatment plan with your doctor on a regular basis over time is key to managing your symptoms.

Click below for tips on how to prepare for your appointment, what to bring up during the appointment, and what to do after your appointment.

How to talk to your doctor

Get your first prescription
FREE.

Learn how you can save with SYMBICORT

Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.

+ View More

You Could Get Your First Prescription FREE with our savings program.

For eligible, commercially insured patients

In addition to getting your first prescription completely FREE, you also pay no more than $25 for additional fills.

For Medicare/Medicaid/Uninsured patients

You could get your first SYMBICORT prescription (one inhaler) for FREE!

Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.
Interested? We thought so. Learn more

What is
Asthma?

Learn how it affects
your breathing

+ View More

Explore Your

Your center for services, savings, and support

+ View More

Is your asthma
under
control?

Learn more about good asthma control

+ View More

Asthma
triggers.

Know your triggers and learn to avoid them

+ View More

How do I
know I have
asthma?

Learn how asthma
is diagnosed

+ View More

How is
ASTHMA
treated?

Learn about treating asthma

+ View More

SYMBICORT
& Asthma

Learn how SYMBICORT can help control asthma

+ View More

SYMBICORT
could help you breathe better
starting within
15 minutes.*

*Your results may vary.
SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler.

Why SYMBICORT?
Learn more

+ View More

Brought to you by SYMBICORT

Designed just for you, resources and insights to help you on your breathing journey. Join Now

+ View More
Brought to you by SYMBICORT

BREATHABLE is a place created to help you see the possibilities ahead of you.

With BREATHABLE, you’ll get:

  • Up-to-date information and advicepersonalized to your needs and concerns
  • Information about savings offers on medication
  • Opportunities to connect with others like you
…and more.

BREATHABLE will get you started on your breathing journey.

Go to BREATHABLE

Get your first prescription
FREE.

Learn how you can save with SYMBICORT

Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.

+ View More

You Could Get Your First Prescription FREE with our savings program.

For eligible, commercially insured patients

In addition to getting your first prescription completely FREE, you also pay no more than $25 for additional fills.

For Medicare/Medicaid/Uninsured patients

You could get your first SYMBICORT prescription (one inhaler) for FREE!

Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.
Interested? We thought so. Learn more

Talking to
your doctor.

Discussing your asthma
treatment plan
with your doctor

+ View More

Start a Conversation

Maintaining an open conversation about your asthma treatment plan with your doctor on a regular basis over time is key to managing your symptoms.

Click below for tips on how to prepare for your appointment, what to bring up during the appointment, and what to do after your appointment.

How to talk to your doctor

SYMBICORT
& Asthma

Learn how SYMBICORT can help control asthma

+ View More

Explore Your

Your center for services, savings, and support

+ View More

SYMBICORT
could help you breathe better
starting within
15 minutes.*

*Your results may vary.
SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler.

Why SYMBICORT?
Learn more

+ View More

Learn how
to use your SYMBICORT
inhaler.

Taking
SYMBICORT?
Here’s how to do it

+ View More

What can I expect
when I take
SYMBICORT?

Learn about what to expect with SYMBICORT

+ View More

Talking to
your doctor.

Discussing your asthma
treatment plan
with your doctor

+ View More

What side effects
could I experience
with SYMBICORT?

Learn about SYMBICORT side effects in asthma

+ View More

SYMBICORT Side Effects

As with any medication, it is possible for you to experience some side effects with SYMBICORT. It’s important to be aware and tell your doctor if you have any side effects. SYMBICORT doesn’t interact well with certain medicines, so you should tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking.

Learn more

Brought to you by SYMBICORT

Designed just for you, resources and insights to help you on your breathing journey. Join Now

+ View More
Brought to you by SYMBICORT

BREATHABLE is a place created to help you see the possibilities ahead of you.

With BREATHABLE, you’ll get:

  • Up-to-date information and advicepersonalized to your needs and concerns
  • Information about savings offers on medication
  • Opportunities to connect with others like you
…and more.

BREATHABLE will get you started on your breathing journey.

Go to BREATHABLE

Have a question about asthma or
SYMBICORT?
Call a nurse.
They’re ready to help.

Ask a registered nurse

+ View More

Call A Nurse

We have a call center with registered nurses and staff who have been trained to answer questions and help patients learn to use the SYMBICORT inhaler. You can talk by phone or by live video chat.

Call 1-877-807-4466,

Monday to Friday,
8 AM6 PM ET

Information provided by our nurses and staff does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care professional. The call center nurses cannot provide diagnosis or treatment advice to callers.

Connect with a nurse today

Get your first prescription
FREE.

Learn how you can save with SYMBICORT

Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.

+ View More

You Could Get Your First Prescription FREE with our savings program.

For eligible, commercially insured patients

In addition to getting your first prescription completely FREE, you also pay no more than $25 for additional fills.

For Medicare/Medicaid/Uninsured patients

You could get your first SYMBICORT prescription (one inhaler) for FREE!

Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.
Interested? We thought so. Learn more

Explore Your Breathing Room

Breathing Room was created to help give you room to breathe.

Step inside to your breathing destination, and let us connect you to the services, savings, and support that can help with your treatment and beyond. Open up possibilities, connect with others, and let us help you focus on what really matters—your breathing.

Take me to my Breathing Room

4 Common Triggers of SOB (Shortness of Breath)

Learn about 4 common triggers that can cause shortness of breath.

See the triggers

Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The Basics

Pulmonary rehabilitation (or rehab) is a program of exercises, under the guidance of trained breathing specialists, that can help you gradually build up your physical fitness and manage your condition.

Learn more about pulmonary rehab

Pursed-Lip Breathing

A breathing trick to help control shortness of breath

"Pursed-lip breathing" is a convenient breathing exercise that you can do anytime—first thing in the morning, at night before going to bed, or when you are engaged in activities like climbing stairs or bending to lift something.

And it provides a quick way to help you breathe better.

Learn it in 3 simple steps

How to Do Everyday Chores in a Smarter, More Efficient Way

Doing day-to-day chores and errands can be hard when you have a breathing difficulty—but with a little planning and creativity, you can still get things done pretty efficiently.

Tips to make chores easier

Understanding Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis–COPD & Asthma

Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis are considered to be progressive lung diseases that fall under the general term COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Asthma is a different lung disease, but can sometimes be mistaken for COPD because of similar symptoms.

How, then, do you tell them apart?

Learn the difference

SYMBICORT & Asthma

There are 2 types of treatments used to reduce asthma symptoms: controller and quick-relief (rescue) medicines.

Controller medicines are taken every day over a long period of time to help reduce the inflammation in the airways of your lungs, and keep airways open. Rescue medicines, such as rescue inhalers, are taken to help relieve asthma symptoms immediately.

SYMBICORT is a controller medication that helps control asthma by reducing inflammation in the lungs and keeping airways open.*

*Your results may vary.

Remember, SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.

Learn more about SYMBICORT

Asthma. What is it?

Normally, the airways of your lungs are open, allowing the air you breathe to move in and out easily. When you have asthma, exposure to inhaled irritants, or triggers, can cause the walls of your airways to become inflamed and the muscles around the airways to tighten up. This makes your airways narrower, leaving less room for air to flow.

Learn more about asthma

Controlling Your Asthma

Asthma control is about more than just treating sudden symptoms. It’s about managing your asthma daily so you have few or no asthma symptoms in the first place. Good control means being able to continue doing the things you like to do with fewer interruptions due to your asthma, fewer asthma symptoms during the day and night, and not having to rely on your rescue medicine/inhaler as much.

Is your asthma under control? Learn about controlling asthma symptoms

Asthma Triggers

While the cause of asthma isn’t completely known, the role of “triggers” that may set off symptoms is well established. When managing your asthma, it’s important to know and avoid triggers that can cause your symptoms to come back. Some known triggers include:

  • Indoor and outdoor allergens
  • Irritants
  • Certain medicines
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Sulfites
  • Physical activity
Learn more about each trigger

Asthma Diagnosis

Your doctor will use a combination of your medical history, physical exam, and lung function tests to diagnose whether or not you have asthma.

Learn more about asthma diagnosis

Treating Asthma

There are many treatments available for asthma. Your doctor will decide what the best treatment option is for you based on the severity of your symptoms.

Learn about available asthma treatments

SYMBICORT & Asthma

There are 2 types of treatments used to reduce asthma symptoms: controller and quick-relief (rescue) medicines.

Controller medicines are taken every day over a long period of time to help reduce the inflammation in the airways of your lungs, and keep airways open. Rescue medicines, such as rescue inhalers, are taken to help relieve asthma symptoms immediately.

SYMBICORT is a controller medication that helps control asthma by reducing inflammation in the lungs and keeping airways open.*

*Your results may vary.

Remember, SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.

Learn more about SYMBICORT

SYMBICORT & Asthma

There are 2 types of treatments used to reduce asthma symptoms: controller and quick-relief (rescue) medicines.

Controller medicines are taken every day over a long period of time to help reduce the inflammation in the airways of your lungs, and keep airways open. Rescue medicines, such as rescue inhalers, are taken to help relieve asthma symptoms immediately.

SYMBICORT is a controller medication that helps control asthma by reducing inflammation in the lungs and keeping airways open.*

*Your results may vary.

Remember, SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.

Learn more about SYMBICORT

SYMBICORT could help you breathe better starting within 15 minutes.*

SYMBICORT combines 2 medicines to help open up your airways and reduce inflammation. When taken as prescribed—twice a day (morning and evening), every day—SYMBICORT can significantly improve lung function.*

*Your results may vary.

SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler.

Learn how SYMBICORT can help

SYMBICORT could help you breathe better starting within 15 minutes.*

SYMBICORT combines 2 medicines to help open up your airways and reduce inflammation. When taken as prescribed—twice a day (morning and evening), every day—SYMBICORT can significantly improve lung function.*

*Your results may vary.

SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler.

Learn how SYMBICORT can help

Getting the Most Out of Your SYMBICORT Inhaler

It’s important to use your inhaler exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

To use SYMBICORT effectively:

  • Take 2 puffs of SYMBICORT in the morning and 2 puffs in the evening, every day
  • Do not take more than 4 puffs per day
  • Do not use more than twice a day
  • Your inhaler should last you 30 days if you are taking 2 puffs twice a day
  • Use the actuation counter to monitor your doses

Remember, SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.

Read more and watch the video

What to Expect

When taken twice a day, SYMBICORT is 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.
Learn more

Start a Conversation

Maintaining an open conversation about your asthma treatment plan with your doctor on a regular basis over time is key to managing your symptoms.

Click below for tips on how to prepare for your appointment, what to bring up during the appointment, and what to do after your appointment.

How to talk to your doctor

Explore Your Breathing Room

Breathing Room was created to help give you room to breathe.

Step inside to your breathing destination, and let us connect you to the services, savings, and support that can help with your treatment and beyond. Open up possibilities, connect with others, and let us help you focus on what really matters—your breathing.

Take me to my Breathing Room

Explore Your Breathing Room

Breathing Room was created to help give you room to breathe.

Step inside to your breathing destination, and let us connect you to the services, savings, and support that can help with your treatment and beyond. Open up possibilities, connect with others, and let us help you focus on what really matters—your breathing.

Take me to my Breathing Room

What to Expect

When taken twice a day, SYMBICORT is 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.
Learn more

SYMBICORT & Asthma

There are 2 types of treatments used to reduce asthma symptoms: controller and quick-relief (rescue) medicines.

Controller medicines are taken every day over a long period of time to help reduce the inflammation in the airways of your lungs, and keep airways open. Rescue medicines, such as rescue inhalers, are taken to help relieve asthma symptoms immediately.

SYMBICORT is a controller medication that helps control asthma by reducing inflammation in the lungs and keeping airways open.*

*Your results may vary.

Remember, SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.

Learn more about SYMBICORT

SYMBICORT could help you breathe better starting within 15 minutes.*

SYMBICORT combines 2 medicines to help open up your airways and reduce inflammation. When taken as prescribed—twice a day (morning and evening), every day—SYMBICORT can significantly improve lung function.*

*Your results may vary.

SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler.

Learn how SYMBICORT can help

Getting the Most Out of Your SYMBICORT Inhaler

It’s important to use your inhaler exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

To use SYMBICORT effectively:

  • Take 2 puffs of SYMBICORT in the morning and 2 puffs in the evening, every day
  • Do not take more than 4 puffs per day
  • Do not use more than twice a day
  • Your inhaler should last you 30 days if you are taking 2 puffs twice a day
  • Use the actuation counter to monitor your doses

Remember, SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.

Read more and watch the video

4 Common Triggers of SOB (Shortness of Breath)

Learn about 4 common triggers that can cause shortness of breath.

See the triggers

Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The Basics

Pulmonary rehabilitation (or rehab) is a program of exercises, under the guidance of trained breathing specialists, that can help you gradually build up your physical fitness and manage your condition.

Learn more about pulmonary rehab

Pursed-Lip Breathing

A breathing trick to help control shortness of breath

"Pursed-lip breathing" is a convenient breathing exercise that you can do anytime—first thing in the morning, at night before going to bed, or when you are engaged in activities like climbing stairs or bending to lift something.

And it provides a quick way to help you breathe better.

Learn it in 3 simple steps

Start a Conversation

Maintaining an open conversation about your asthma treatment plan with your doctor on a regular basis over time is key to managing your symptoms.

Click below for tips on how to prepare for your appointment, what to bring up during the appointment, and what to do after your appointment.

How to talk to your doctor

Understanding Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis–COPD & Asthma

Both emphysema and chronic bronchitis are considered to be progressive lung diseases that fall under the general term COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Asthma is a different lung disease, but can sometimes be mistaken for COPD because of similar symptoms.

How, then, do you tell them apart?

Learn the difference

You Could Get Your First Prescription FREE with our savings program.

For eligible, commercially insured patients

In addition to getting your first prescription completely FREE, you also pay no more than $25 for additional fills.

For Medicare/Medicaid/Uninsured patients

You could get your first SYMBICORT prescription (one inhaler) for FREE!

Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.
Interested? We thought so. Learn more

Asthma. What is it?

Normally, the airways of your lungs are open, allowing the air you breathe to move in and out easily. When you have asthma, exposure to inhaled irritants, or triggers, can cause the walls of your airways to become inflamed and the muscles around the airways to tighten up. This makes your airways narrower, leaving less room for air to flow.

Learn more about asthma

Controlling Your Asthma

Asthma control is about more than just treating sudden symptoms. It’s about managing your asthma daily so you have few or no asthma symptoms in the first place. Good control means being able to continue doing the things you like to do with fewer interruptions due to your asthma, fewer asthma symptoms during the day and night, and not having to rely on your rescue medicine/inhaler as much.

Is your asthma under control? Learn about controlling asthma symptoms

Asthma Triggers

While the cause of asthma isn’t completely known, the role of “triggers” that may set off symptoms is well established. When managing your asthma, it’s important to know and avoid triggers that can cause your symptoms to come back. Some known triggers include:

  • Indoor and outdoor allergens
  • Irritants
  • Certain medicines
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Sulfites
  • Physical activity
Learn more about each trigger

Asthma Diagnosis

Your doctor will use a combination of your medical history, physical exam, and lung function tests to diagnose whether or not you have asthma.

Learn more about asthma diagnosis

Treating Asthma

There are many treatments available for asthma. Your doctor will decide what the best treatment option is for you based on the severity of your symptoms.

Learn about available asthma treatments

Explore Your Breathing Room

Breathing Room was created to help give you room to breathe.

Step inside to your breathing destination, and let us connect you to the services, savings, and support that can help with your treatment and beyond. Open up possibilities, connect with others, and let us help you focus on what really matters—your breathing.

Take me to my Breathing Room

Important Safety Information About SYMBICORT Including Boxed WARNING

SYMBICORT contains formoterol, a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA). LABA medicines such as formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. It is not known whether budesonide, the other medicine in SYMBICORT, reduces the risk of death from asthma problems seen with formoterol.

  • Call your health care provider if breathing problems worsen over time while using SYMBICORT. You may need different treatment
  • Get emergency medical care if:
    • Breathing problems worsen quickly, and
    • You use your rescue inhaler medicine, but it does not relieve your breathing problems

SYMBICORT should be used only if your health care provider decides that your asthma is not well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine, such as an inhaled corticosteroid, or that your asthma is severe enough to begin treatment with SYMBICORT.

If you are taking SYMBICORT, see your health care provider if your asthma does not improve or gets worse. It is important that your health care provider 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.

Children and adolescents who take LABA medicines may have an increased risk of being hospitalized for asthma problems.

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.

SYMBICORT can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections. People with COPD may have a higher chance of pneumonia. Call your doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms: change in amount or color of mucus, fever, chills, increased cough, or increased breathing problems
  • Serious allergic reactions including rash, hives, swelling of the face, mouth and tongue, and breathing problems
  • Immune system effect and a higher chance of infection. Tell your health care provider if you think you are exposed to infections such as chicken pox or measles, or if you have any signs of infection such as fever, pain, body aches, chills, feeling tired, nausea, or vomiting
  • Adrenal insufficiency. This can happen when you stop taking oral corticosteroid medicines and start inhaled corticosteroid medicine
  • Using too much of a LABA medicine may cause chest pain, increase in blood pressure, fast and irregular heartbeat, headache, tremor, or nervousness
  • Increased wheezing right after taking SYMBICORT. Always have a rescue inhaler with you to treat sudden wheezing
  • Eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams while using SYMBICORT
  • Lower bone mineral density can happen in people who have a high chance for low bone mineral density (osteoporosis)
  • Slowed growth in children. A child's growth should be checked regularly while using SYMBICORT
  • Swelling of blood vessels (signs include a feeling of pins and needles or numbness of arms or legs, flu like symptoms, rash, pain or swelling of the sinuses), decrease in blood potassium and increase in blood sugar levels

Common side effects in patients with asthma include nose and throat irritation, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, sinusitis, stomach discomfort, flu, back pain, nasal congestion, vomiting, and thrush in the mouth and throat.

Common side effects in patients with COPD include inflammation of the nasal passages and throat, thrush in the mouth and throat, bronchitis, sinusitis, and upper respiratory tract infection.

Approved Uses for SYMBICORT

SYMBICORT 80/4.5 and 160/4.5 are medicines for the treatment of asthma for people 12 years and older whose doctor has determined that their asthma is not well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid or whose asthma is severe enough to begin treatment with SYMBICORT. SYMBICORT is not a treatment for sudden asthma symptoms.

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.

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING, and Medication Guide and discuss with your doctor.

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.