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:
SYMBICORT is not and will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.
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.
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.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something your doctor tells you.
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.
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.