Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about Nasal Agent

Do oral antihistamines have side effects?
Dr. Daniel R. Spogen, MDDr. Daniel R. Spogen, MD
Oral antihistamines have side effects, including dry mouth and tiredness. The most commonly used sec...
More Answers
What should I know before taking oral antihistamines?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Before taking oral antihistamines you should know that generally the second generation second genera...
More Answers
What should I know before using an antihistamine nasal spray?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Some experts suggest that antihistamine nasal spray should not be used for year-round nasal allergy ...
More Answers
What is the best over-the-counter antihistamine?
Sky Ridge Medical CenterSky Ridge Medical Center
When it comes to the best over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines, I try hard to base my preferences n...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.