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BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL HFA INHALER - ORAL

Common Brand Name(s): Symbicort
Phonetic Pronunciation: (byou-DESS-oh-nide/for-MOW-ter-all)
Information last revised October 2010

What does BUDESONIDE/FORMOTER HFA INH-PO look like?

Uses:

This product is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma or ongoing lung disease (such as COPD). It contains 2 medications: budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways. Formoterol belongs to the class of drugs known as long-acting beta agonists. It works by opening airways in the lungs to make breathing easier. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work immediately and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.
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