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Generic Symbicort Inhaler - 100/6mcg (120 Doses)

  • Manufacturer Cipla
  • Generic Name Formoterol (6mcg) + Budesonide (100mcg)
  • Rx Requirement This product requires a PRESCRIPTION

Generic Symbicort Inhaler - 100/6mcg is a combination of two active ingredients known as budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide stands as a corticosteroid, whereas formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator. 

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  • Uses

    Uses of Generic Symbicort Inhaler - 100/6mcg (120 Doses)

    • The primary usage of this combination medication is to manage symptoms such as chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, etc, caused by asthma or COPD.

    • One of its active ingredients, i.e., budesonide, is a corticosteroid, which functions to minimize the inflammation in the airways. 

    • On the other hand, another active ingredient named formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that works to soothe the muscles in the airways to increase the airflow to the lungs. 

    • It shouldn’t be used to treat sudden asthma and bronchospasm attacks.

  • Description
  • General Information

    All the health and medical information provided over here is for general purposes only. We in no way can match up to the expertise and judgement of your healthcare provider. Therefore, we would recommend you to always consult your doctor first before taking any drug or medication, to certify the safety and efficacy of it on you.

  • Warning & Precautions

    • It is not a rescue medication and will not work instantly.

    • Do not use the medicine if you are allergic to Formoterol and budesonide. 

    • Tell your medical practitioner about your medical history and the medications you have been taking.

    • The medication is not approved for anyone younger than six years of age.

    • Inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother or pregnant.

  • Side Effects

    Side effects of Generic Symbicort Inhaler - 100/6mcg (120 Doses)

    • Irritation or throat pain

    • Vomiting or discomfort in the stomach

    • Headache

    • Back pain

    • Flu symptoms

    • White patches in the throat or mouth

    • Cold symptoms

    • High blood sugar

    • Vision problems

    • Low potassium level

    • Signs of hormonal disbalance

    • Tremors, chest pain, nervousness

    • Wheezing, choking

  • Directions to use

    • Follow the instructions as stated by your doctor or as mentioned on the label.

    • Shake the inhaler well for 5 seconds.

    • Hold the inhaler up and place your thumb underneath to support it.

    • Breathe out completely. 

    • Put the mouthpiece between your teeth and tightly close your lips.

    • Press the top and breathe in until your lungs fill.

    • Hold the COPD medication in your lungs for at least 5-10 seconds.

    • Recap the mouth.

  • Benefits

    The following are the benefits of the symbicort generic inhaler: -

    • Symbicort is the combination of two medicines in one inhaler, which doubles the benefits. 

    • It effectively reduces the number and episodes of asthma attacks when used regularly. 

    • The inhaler may help people having chronic bronchitis or/and emphysema. 

    • Using the product regularly works great for treating and controlling the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma. 

    • Symbicort inhalers can be used long-term and can cause fewer side effects, which is better as compared to other inhalers. 

  • Diet and Lifestyle Advice

    Generic Symbicort inhaler 100/6mcg is used for controlling and preventing the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or asthma, thus making breathing smoother. However, proper management of diet and lifestyle can make the process a lot more bearable and easy. The following are some lifestyle tips that might help you in managing the condition well: - 

    • Avoid sulfites: - Many of you might experience asthma triggers from sulfites. It is mainly found in wine, used as a preservative in pickles, foods like frozen, dried fruits, and fresh shrimp, etc.

    • Quit smoking: - If you are dealing with COPD, or any other lung disorder, quitting smoking is the best possible thing to do. If you are a chain/regular smoker, it might be a little tough for you to quit smoking all at once. For that matter, there are nicotine replacement medicines or products that might make the process a lot easier. 

    • Keep a check on your weight: - It is essential to maintain the right body weight in order to manage asthma and decrease asthma episodes. Excessive accumulation of fat tissues produces substances that trigger inflammation and swelling which might affect lung health and can cause or trigger asthma.

    • Take in Vitamin D: - Lack of vitamin D can make one prone to asthma and other lung disorders. Consume foods that are rich in vitamin D, such as salmon, eggs, milk, etc. You can even prefer spending some time outdoors in the sun as this can typically help in raising the levels of vitamin D in the body. 

  • Storage

    Symbicort inhaler 100mcg is pretty easy to store. All you need to do is to keep it at room temperature, preferably in a cool and dry place, away from high heat, flame, and moisture. Do not freeze or refrigerate the product. Make sure you do not keep it on the bathroom shelf. Keep it away from the reach of your pets and children. 

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  • Interactions with Other Drugs

    Symbicort comprises two main components, namely, budesonide and Formoterol. Hence, it is most likely to interact with certain antifungal medications, beta-blockers, antibiotics, antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, or diuretics (water pills). Hence, it is important to let your physical practitioner know about your health history, any ongoing treatments or therapies and share the list of current medications. This will help him know if the product is safe for you to use and alongside choose the right strength and dosage. 

  • FAQs
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is Symbicort safe to take?

      Symbicort is safe, effective, and convenient. But, do not use the inhaler without medical supervision.

    • What to avoid when taking Symbicort?

      Avoid grapefruit juice and foods containing grapefruit while on the drug.

    • Can you drink water after using Symbicort?

      Rinse your mouth with water after using Symbicort, then spit the water. Do not swallow.

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(Dr. A. Sharma, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist and a medical writer with 10 years of clinical experience. He strives to empower patients to understand their medications so that they become better healthcare advocates. )

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