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use of asmanex vs synbicort for copd

is asmanex a replacement for symbicort
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Your doctor will have to decide that for you.  They are not equivalent medications though.  Asmanex is only an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS).  Symbicort is a combination medication with an inhaled corticosteroid and a long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA - bronchodilater).  

My limited understanding is that COPD requires both types of medications.  Sometimes an LABA can be used to treat COPD as a stand alone medication (always in combination for an asthmatic).  Sevevent is a stand alone LABA if you want to try that.  I doubt that your doctor will take you off the Symbicort.

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