Active Ingredient(s): Budesonide + Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
FDA Approved: * July 21, 2006
Pharm Company: * ASTRAZENECA
Category: Asthma

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Symbicort Overview

Budesonide/formoterol, sold under the brand name Symbicort among others, is a fixed-dose combination medication used in the management of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).[2] It contains budesonide, a steroid and formoterol, a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA).[2] The product monograph does not support its use for sudden worsening or treatment of active bronchospasm.[2] However, a 2020 review of the literature does support...

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Horrible muscle spasms

When express scripts removed Advair from their formulary in 2014, my doctor put me on Symbicoet. I developed horrible muscle spasms in my legs. Now that I'm back on Advair these spasms have gone away ## Hello, Lynn! How are you? That is listed by the FDA as a possible side effect of Symbicort, it's resulted in some people having to stop using it, because they were so severe. I'm glad that the Advair is working better for you. Do you experience any side effects from it? Such as headache, nausea, diarrhea and dry mouth? ## I am on symbicort as well and the spasms in my legs and calves are awful, now I can make a connection after reading this


Is Symbicort a pharmaceutical company? ## According to my container, Symbicort is made by the AstraZeneca UK Ltd. Or is it merely marketed by them? Oh, yes, I see that it's made by them at S-151 85 Sodertaije, Sweden, according to their leaflet ## Yes, Symbicort is made by AstraZeneca: ## That is correct, Symbicort is the name of a medication, not the name of a pharmaceutical company. As noted above, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures it is AstraZeneca. Symbicort is most commonly used to treat COPD, and asthma. Its typical side effects may include cough, rapid breathing, indigestion, throat irritation, and nausea. Is there anything I can help with?

Surprising side effects

Started using Symbicort with aerochamber couple days before Txgiving, in accordance with Dr.'s advice (first time user) - I've lost 1/3 of breathing capacity and developed asthma from exposure to toxic mold. First time I used it, felt trembley, nervous - like I was on amphetamines. However, did relieve tightness in chest and improved breathing. Persisted in spite of side effects - as days went on, Symbicort was seeming to help less and less. Also, the tone of my voice changed and was tremulous. Yesterday was the straw that broke the camel's back - I felt short of breath, very nervous and shaky - to the point where I considered a visit to the ER. Heart was also racing. Next day called the doc - explanation was "some people have a paradoxical reaction" (my interpretati...

Symbicort, my side effects

I've been taking Symbicort for about a year. I started to get knee pain when I bent my knees. Then lower back pain with shoulder and neck pain. I stopped taking it and experienced withdrawal as shortness of breath. Could hardly walk. It's been a month and I'm starting to feel better. Proventil seem to be having a better effect now. Joint pain subsided. But I have a rash on my right calf for four months. What can I do for the rash to subside. Will it go away by itself? I'm taking epsom salts baths. It seem to be helping with the asthma. ## Hi, Dan! How are you doing? Sorry about the problems you had with the Symbicort. Have you talked to your doctor about the rash? What should be done for it, if anything, is really going to depend on what has caused it. ## I'm hoping ...

any withdrawal symptoms from symbicort

I have been on symbicort for 3 years. I would like to get off it as my asthma is manageable...Are there any physical withdrawals to worry about? ## I also have questions on drug interaction with hydrocodone 5/500...If anyone would like to discuss this with me, please respond. ## Symbicort contains Budesonide and Formoterol. Anytime you have been on a medication for a prolonged period of time, your body will become dependent on it and you may experience some withdrawal symptoms. The most dangerous that you will have to watch out for are rebound bronchospasms and asthma attacks. And what medications would you like to check for with the Vicodin? If you can post back with what you are concerned about, I will gladly check for you. There are no listed interactions between it and the Symbicort...

Depression sadness weight loss

My son was on this hideous drug.. although he’s a breathing improved significantly the side effects have been dreadful. Including significant weight loss Blurred vision severe back pain sadness and depression. The latter being the catalyst for throwing this medication out. A week off he drug has seen a massive turn around in him. He is a 23 year old very fit and healthy young man and has never ever suffered with depression issues. It should be mandatory that these warnings are on the box and doctors should also be warning patients of these possible side effects. I only looked into the side effects after he said he lost 6kg.. not enough about sadness and depression is said about this drug ## I am very sorry about what your son has dealt with, I understand how upsetting that can be....

Lost voice

I've lost my voice from using Symbacort for one month. How long will it take to get my voice back after discontinuing the Symbacort? ## Hello, Kathy! How are you doing? I am sorry about the problem that you've experienced. It may take a week or two, for things to return to normal and for your voice to be back. Have you informed your doctor? You'll likely need to try a different medication. ## I'm so glad to have found this page. I'm a professor with mild asthma and my doc gave me symbicort. I lost my voice and/or had difficulty getting through a class without losing it. When I told my doc, he laughed and said that it wasn't a side effect. I also have had terrible muscle cramps and irritated stuffy nose. So basically although the symbicort helps with my exercise i...

side effects of symbicort

I was taking symbicort to control my asthma. It was working for a while until I started to feel joint pain, a rash on my foot that was always wet and itched a lot. The hair on my feet fell out and my toes was always cold. I also developed a catarac in my righe eye. It became obvious that it was upseting my body chemistry. When I stoped taking it. I had extream withdrawal including shortness of breath, weakness and lost 15 pounds. I saw TV commercials that said it was not for asthma and was for COPD and emphysema. Did I receive the wrong drug for my condition? ## Hello, Danny! How are you? I am very sorry about the problems that you had. Actually, the wording says that is not for the treatment of acute/emergency asthma attacks. It cannot be used as a rescue inhaler, but yes, it is approv...

anyone have potassium loss with symbicort

I had bronchial asthma and went on Symbicort for about five weeks. Started to feel worse and worse. No energy - couldn't stand up at one point. Went to emergency twice. Had very low potassium. Had to supplement. It seems the Symbicort was Depleting my potassium levels. I'm ever felt so bad in my life. Thought I was dying. Didn't even help my inflammation from asthma. ## Since recovering from an allergic reaction to the symbicort I have now come down with shingles. Has anyone ever heard that steroids can bring on shingles? I was also on prednisone. I have been ill for two months now. ## Diana, how are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Yes, this class of medications has been known to cause low potassium levels, in some people that take it. Steroids can also cause a fl...

I quit symbicort for 2 days now

I had a upper respitory infection. Had to take prednisone for 3 rounds then started symbicort. I was also given rescue inhaler. I have not had to take a puff of that in a month. I have been getting anxiety attacks since and thick mucus and a feeling stuck in my throat from symbicort. I have been back to breathing normal the last couple of days without symbicort. It's only been two days but I have 0 breathing problems no tightness. No wheezing. Some mucus but it's clear and I get full breaths... Would I have experienced tightness or wheezing in this short time of quiting symbicort? Or is it to soon to tell? I can't find any info on what to expect when you quit symbicort. I have never had asthma in the past and I 42 years old I'm breating ## Those can be typical side effec...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Budesonide + Formoterol Fumarate Dihydrate
  • Aerosol, Metered: 0.08mg/inh + 0.0045mg/inh, 0.16mg/inh + 0.0045mg/inh, 80/4.5mcg
  • Spray, Metered: 0.016mg/inh + 0.045mg, 0.08mg/inh + 0.0045mg/inh, 0.08mg/inh + 0.045mg, 0.08mg/inh + 0.045mg/inh, 0.16mg/inh + 0.0045mg/inh, 0.16mg/inh + 0.045mg/inh
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Symbicort: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0186-0370 Symbicort Respiratory (Inhalation) Aerosol by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 0186-0372 Symbicort Respiratory (Inhalation) Aerosol by Astrazeneca Lp
  • 50090-1403 Symbicort Respiratory (Inhalation) Aerosol by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 61786-646 Symbicort Respiratory (Inhalation) Aerosol by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 70518-2696 Symbicort Respiratory (Inhalation) Aerosol by Remedyrepack Inc.

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can stopping symbicort cause copd to worsen
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