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Symbicort Inhaler (budesonide/formoterol)
Budesonide, Formoterol Fumarate
Product of United Kingdom - Manufactured by Astrazeneca
Canadian Brand Name
- Symbicort 100 Turbuhaler
- Symbicort 200 Turbuhaler
Budesonide and formoterol is a combination of two medicines that are used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. It is used when a patient’s asthma has not been controlled sufficiently on other asthma medicines, or when a patient’s condition is so severe that more than one medicine is needed every day.
This medicine will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.
This medicine is also used to treat air flow blockage and reduce the worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Inhaled budesonide belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines). It works by preventing inflammation (swelling) in the lungs that causes an asthma attack.
Inhaled formoterol belongs to the family of medicines known as bronchodilators. It works by helping the muscles around the airways in your lungs stay relaxed to prevent asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. This increases the flow of air through the bronchial tubes.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Aerosol Liquid
- powder for inhalation
Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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Our average regular delivery time for Symbicort Inhaler (budesonide/formoterol) is 10 days from our Canadian online pharmacy. Delivery times for Symbicort Inhaler (budesonide/formoterol) do vary depending on the location of the dispensary. The reason deliveries take time is primarily due to customs procedures that need to be completed prior to allowing our packages to enter the United States. Expedited and tracked delivery services are available from our Canadian online dispensary. Please speak to one of our online pharmacy service representatives if you have any questions about delivery times for your order.
According to the American Lung Association (www.lung.org) there may be as many as 24 million Americans living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as “COPD”. The COPD Foundation (www.copdfoundation.org) defines COPD as “an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory (non-reversible) asthma.”
When the inhaler delivers the medication, 50 mcg is delivered from the valve (upstream), but only 44 mcg from the actuator (mouth piece). The actual amount delivered to the patient lungs is variable and depends on good inhalation technique.