Remember, SYMBICORT will not replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms.
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.
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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