However, not everyone who has these symptoms has COPD, and not everyone who has COPD has these symptoms. But over time, the symptoms can get in the way of simple tasks. They may make everyday activities like cooking, climbing stairs, or carrying a suitcase seem like a challenge.
If you experience most of the following symptoms on a regular basis, you may have COPD and should talk to your doctor:
Constant coughing or a cough that produces a large amount of mucus—also called smoker's cough
Shortness of breath
especially while doing activities
Excessive mucus production
Chest tightness—feelings of not being able to breathe easily or deeply
Wheezing—a high-pitched whistling sound made while breathing
If you think you may have COPD, print out your results to take to your next doctor’s appointment.Please see full SYMBICORT Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING, and Medication Guide
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.