What are side effects of budesonide and formoterol?

Common side effects of budesonide and formoterol can include coughing, hoarseness or voice changes, foul taste, headaches, upset stomach, a sore throat and a stuffy nose. Usually these common side effects do not require medical attention, but if they don't go away or get worse, call your doctor. Call 911 for emergency medical help if you experience signs of an allergic reaction, such as hives or an itchy rash or swelling around your mouth and throat. Call your doctor right away if you experience vision problems, changes in your heart rate or blood pressure, faintness, fevers, tremors, anxiety or nervousness, patchy areas in your mouth or if your asthma symptoms get worse.

Based on information from, a free medication monitoring service, 24% of patients experience side effects while taking Budesonide with Formoterol (Symbicort). Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members include: Nausea/Vomiting, Tremor, Loss of Appetite, Drowsiness, Dryness, Restlessness, Eye Irritation, Abdominal Pain/Cramps, High Blood Pressure, Itch/Rash, Nose Bleeds, Insomnia, Sore Mouth/Throat, Fatigue, Muscle Pain/Cramps, Dizziness, Altered Taste/Smell, Cough, and Headache. Please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare provider if you are experiencing any symptoms that worsen or do not go away.

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