SYMBICORT Side Effects
For asthma patients 12 years of age and older...
As with any medication, it is possible for you to have a negative reaction to 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.
The most common side effects of SYMBICORT include:
- THROAT IRRITATION
- UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION
- INFLAMMATION OF MUCOUS MEMBRANES OF THE SINUSES (sinusitis)
- BACK PAIN
- STOMACH DISCOMFORT
- THRUSH IN THE MOUTH AND THROAT—RINSE YOUR MOUTH WITH WATER WITHOUT SWALLOWING AFTER USE TO HELP PREVENT THRUSH
- THROAT PAIN
- NASAL CONGESTION
Important things to tell your doctor
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. 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:
- Strong cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants
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