Is generic Symbicort the same?
A generic version of generic Symbicort is available. The generic version, which contains budesonide and formoterol, is equivalent to generic Symbicort. The generic version may also be a cheaper alternative to the brand name inhaler.
Can you abruptly stop generic Symbicort?
If you suddenly stop taking the drug, you may also have withdrawal symptoms (such as weakness, weight loss, nausea, muscle pain, headache, tiredness, dizziness). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may slowly lower the dose of your old medication after you begin using budesonide/formo
Is it OK to take generic Symbicort once a day?
Generic Symbicort SMART enables patients to use only one inhaler, the budesonide-formoterol combination inhaler, for both maintenance and reliever therapy. The maintenance dose is adjustable, but should be a minimum of two doses per day which can be administered as two doses once daily or as one dose twice daily.
Is generic Symbicort bad for your heart?
You should also tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or suffer from high blood pressure. GenericSYMBICORT can also cause other serious side effects, such as increased blood pressure, increases in heart rate, and changes in heart rhythm.
How long should I stay on generic Symbicort?
The usual recommended dose of generic Symbicort is 2 puffs inhaled twice a day. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after using Symbicort for one week, or if you are using your rescue inhaler more often than normal.
Is generic Symbicort good?
The generic version is made by the same drug manufacturer as the brand-name generic Symbicort, so the two products are exactly the same. If you were prescribed generic Symbicort, you don't need a prescription. Just ask your pharmacist for the authorized generic and they can switch it for you.
Does generic Symbicort have a steroid in it?
Generic Symbicort (budesonide and formoterolfumaratedihydrate) is a combination of a steroid and a long-acting bronchodilator used to prevent bronchospasm in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
How quickly does generic Symbicort work?
For asthma, your symptoms should start improving within 15 minutes of your generic Symbicort inhalation. Full improvement in your symptoms may not occur for 2 weeks or longer after you have started treatment. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), generic Symbicort can start improving your lung function within 5 minutes.