What to Expect
When taken twice a day as prescribed, SYMBICORT has been shown to help significantly improve lung function, starting within 5 minutes.*
Remember, SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.
*Your results may vary.
It’s important to remember that SYMBICORT is a maintenance medication, so while you may notice an improvement in your breathing over time, you should still continue to take SYMBICORT as prescribed. You may also find that you need to use your rescue inhaler less when properly taking SYMBICORT. SYMBICORT is not, and will NOT replace, a rescue inhaler for symptoms that suddenly become worse. Contact your doctor if these symptoms do not improve or if they become more severe.
Keep in mind that you may experience side effects from taking SYMBICORT. Tell your doctor about all the medications and supplements you are taking before being prescribed SYMBICORT. For example, you shouldn’t take any medicine containing a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA), such as formoterol or salmeterol, at the same time as SYMBICORT. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any side effects from SYMBICORT.