It’s important to remember that SYMBICORT is a controller medication, so while you may notice an improvement in your breathing over time, you should still continue to take SYMBICORT. You may also find that you need to use your rescue inhaler less when taking SYMBICORT properly, but this doesn’t mean that SYMBICORT should replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.
Once your asthma is well controlled, your doctor will decide if you can stop taking SYMBICORT without loss of control and may prescribe a long-term asthma control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid.
While taking SYMBICORT, never use any other medicines containing a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA), such as formoterol or salmeterol, for any reason.Learn More
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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