If you are experiencing symptoms, it’s very important to talk to your doctor and receive the correct treatment. If left uncontrolled, your symptoms may get worse over time.
Your doctor may prescribe a controller medication such as SYMBICORT if:
- You are over 12 years of age and your asthma is not well controlled with a long-term asthma control medicine; or
- You are over 12 years of age and your asthma is severe enough to begin treatment with SYMBICORT
SYMBICORT is not and will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.
Before your appointment
Make a list of all your symptoms, all the medications you’re taking, and any side effects you may be experiencing. Write down what you want your doctor to know about you—your day-to-day routine, your occupation, and other activities you enjoy participating in. All of these could play a role in determining the right treatment for you.
During your appointment
Be open about any anxiety or concerns you may have. The more you tell your doctor, the more he or she will be able to help you.
- Describe your symptoms, when they occur, and how bad they are
- List all your medicines, including vitamins and supplements
- List any other health issues you may have
- Ask if SYMBICORT may be right for you
Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something your doctor tells you.
After your appointment
If you are prescribed SYMBICORT, use it as your doctor instructed. Keep track of your symptoms and how you’re feeling. Be sure to write down any side effects and let your doctor know how you’re doing. If your asthma is well-controlled with SYMBICORT, your doctor may switch you to a long-term asthma control medicine, such as an inhaled corticosteroid.
Remember, SYMBICORT is not—and will not replace—a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.