Who should not use Symbicort?

You should not use Symbicort (budesonide/ formoterol) if you are allergic to Symbicort, budesonide, formoterol or any of the other ingredients in Symbicort. You should also not use Symbicort if you are having an acute episode of an asthma attack or a COPD flare-up. This is because Symbicort does not act fast enough to be used for effective treatment in this potentially life-threatening situation. Symbicort is primarily used for more long-term treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and to prevent acute attacks.

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