Whether it’s by plane, train, or bus—for a weekend or an extended trip—these traveling tips can help:
Make sure you have your medications (inhalers and pills), water to take them with, and a list of local doctors and hospitals where you can get help if needed.
Arrive well before departure time so you don’t have to rush and risk having a shortness of breath episode.
Choose direct flights or trips whenever possible to avoid exhausting layovers and long travel days.
If you’re on a bus or train, request lower-level seating in advance so you don’t have to climb any stairs.
Stay well-hydrated during your trip by always having water on hand.
Tell your travel carrier in advance about your condition and possible oxygen use.
Use bags/suitcases with wheels so it is easier and less physically taxing to move around.
Ask for a transport cart or wheelchair so you don’t have to worry about getting to your gate on time.
You can ask a flight attendant or at the front desk for assistance while traveling.
Walk on non-carpeted areas to make it easier to wheel your luggage around.
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.