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.
The most common side effects of SYMBICORT include:
You should also tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or suffer from high blood pressure. SYMBICORT can also cause other serious side effects, such as increased blood pressure, increases in heart rate, and changes in heart rhythm.
These are not all the possible side effects of SYMBICORT. You can find a detailed list of side effects in the full Prescribing Information (PDF). You can also ask your health care professional for more information.
If you are switching to SYMBICORT from an oral corticosteroid, follow your doctor’s instructions to avoid health risks when you stop using oral corticosteroids.
SYMBICORT doesn’t interact well with certain medicines, so tell your doctor about all medications and supplements you are taking, especially any of the following:
Avoid exposure to infections such as chicken pox or measles.
Tell your doctor immediately if you’ve been exposed and think you are at risk.
Do not use SYMBICORT more than twice a day.
See your health care provider right away if your asthma gets worse with SYMBICORT.
COPD: SYMBICORT 160/4.5 mcg is used long-term to improve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, for better breathing and fewer flare-ups.
Asthma: SYMBICORT is for the treatment of asthma in patients 6 years and older whose asthma is not well-controlled with an asthma-control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) or whose asthma warrants treatment with both an ICS and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA).
SYMBICORT is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and will not replace a rescue inhaler.Please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information, and discuss with your doctor.
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The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about SYMBICORT, asthma, or COPD, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your doctor can decide if SYMBICORT is right for you.