- You can buy Symbicort inhalers in three easy to follow steps.
- Step 1 - Follow the link below to begin your free online diagnosis. This stage should take no longer than a few minutes to complete.
- Step 2 - Your medical details are reviewed by one of our GMC registered UK doctors. Once this review has taken place, your personalised diagnosis will be sent directly to your inbox.
- Step 3 - Once you've received your diagnosis by email, you will be able to simply login to our members area and place your order which we will then deliver to you the very next day.
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Europe - UPS offer next-day delivery to most destinations within the EU.
International - Orders are sent via Royal Mail's International service.
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Symbicort Turbohaler is an inhaled preventative treatment for asthma and contains two active ingredients to help effectively minimise the risk of asthma symptoms and attacks. It contains budesonide which is a type of steroid that actively helps minimise inflammation and formoterol fumarate dehydrate which helps to widen and relax airways to ease breathing. This treatment will usually be recommended to be used alongside a reliever treatment such as Ventolin, but it can be prescribed as a treatment on its own.
HealthExpress offers you a safe and convenient way to get a repeat prescription and buy the Symbicort Turbohaler. To do so, simply start the process by completing a confidential online consultation form. This will be checked by a member of our team of registered doctors to ensure that you can safely use this treatment and is 100% free.
What are the benefits of using it?
Symbicort is able to prevent asthma symptoms in two ways, making it a comprehensive way to prevent attacks from occurring. Firstly it helps to open-up and relax airways for almost 12 hours, while it also reduces inflammation in the airways. Apart from treating asthma, Symbicort can also effectively manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
You can buy Symbicort as your sole asthma treatment, because it provides the benefits of a reliever as well as a preventer. However, it can also be used as a preventer treatment alongside a reliever inhaler such as Ventolin.
How does it work?
The Symbicort Turbohaler contains two active ingredients that work in two ways. Budesonide is a type of steroid that's also found in the preventer inhaler Pulmicort. It helps to prevent inflammation of the airways, therefore making the throat and lungs less sensitive to irritants that could provoke a further immune response. Formoterol fumarate dehydrate is a long-acting beta 2-adrenoceptor agonist, also known as a bronchodilator. It acts on the beta-2 receptors in the lungs, which helps the muscles in the airway to relax and widen, allowing air to flow more freely.
Who can buy Symbicort?
Symbicort can be prescribed as a treatment to prevent instances of breathlessness and asthma, either on its own or alongside a quick relief inhaler. It's important that it should not be used if you are allergic to either of its active ingredients. You should also take care when using this medication if you are diabetic, or if you have a lung infection, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, liver problems or high levels of potassium in your blood.
Some medications may interact with the active ingredients in Symbicort, so mention any medicine you are taking during your doctor's consultation, especially if you are using beta-blockers or diuretics.
How do you use it?
The Symbicort Turbohaler comes in three doses, 100mcg (budesonide) / 6mcg (formoterol fumarate dehydrate), 200mcg/6mcg and 400mcg/12mcg. How you use these doses will depend on whether you are using it in a preventative sense or if you are using it as your only inhaler, meaning it acts to prevent and relieve symptoms. Two inhalations twice a day is recommended for everyday treatment of asthma. However, should you experience a sudden asthma attack; you can use your reliever inhaler or your Symbicort Turbohaler for immediate relief. To use Symbicort for the relief of symptoms, take one inhalation when needed, wait a couple of minutes and then take another. Don't use more than six doses in one instance.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects while using Symbicort aren't a big risk, but they can occur. The most common side effects may include heart palpitations, oral thrush, a mild sore throat, hoarseness or headaches. These are luckily not serious and effects like oral thrush could be avoided by ensuring that you rinse your mouth after using the treatment. You should seek immediate medical help if you experience anything more serious.
Can you buy Symbicort online?
We provide you with a safe and secure way to buy the Symbicort Turbohaler online, as we understand that it's not always convenient to get a repeat prescription from your doctor or pharmacist. All you need to do is start a completely free and confidential consultation. This will be checked by our registered doctor to make sure that you are safe to buy Symbicort. You'll be notified if you are, and as soon as you place your order a prescription will be issued and sent to our pharmacy, from where your treatment will be shipped via overnight delivery. Please note that you should only buy Symbicort if it's been recommended to you by your doctor.