Cold air, humid air, or hot air can all trigger shortness of breath—particularly extremes in temperature.
Air pollution can be an irritant to the lungs and worsen your breathing, whether it’s dust, pollen, and smog outdoors or fumes from paint and cleaning products indoors.
If you have a chronic breathing problem, infections affecting your lungs and airways can be dangerous—even catching a cold can trigger shortness of breath.
Cigarette smoke contains tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide, and other toxic substances that can irritate and inflame the airways of the lungs. Whether it’s direct or secondhand, cigarette smoke can trigger breathing problems.
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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