|100/6 mcg (Turbohaler)||£39.99|
|200/6 mcg (Turbohaler)||£41.99|
|400/12 mcg (Turbohaler)||£43.99|
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More information about Symbicort
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.
Symbicort is also used for individuals dealing with severe COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), who have repeated attacks of breathlessness, despite regularly using long-acting bronchodilators (e.g. formoterol or salmeterol). For patients suffering COPD the recommended dose is Symbicort 160/4.5, a dosage that is not available to buy on HealthExpress. The turbohaler has to be used twice a day with two inhalations each. Please seek advice from our doctors if you want to use one of the Symbicort dosages available at HealthExpress to treat COPD to ensure suitability.
The Symbicort turbohaler contains two active ingredients that work in two ways to effectively manage asthma.
Budesonide, a corticosteroid, 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. This prevents the causes of attacks from occurring.
Formoterol fumarate dihydrate 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. This avoids contractions, which can lead to breathing difficulties.
You can experience a variety of benefits when using Symbicort turbohalers. These are:
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.
You can buy the Symbicort turbohaler in three doses, 100mcg (budesonide) / 6mcg (formoterol fumarate dehydrate), 200mcg / 6mcg and 400mcg / 12mcg. How you use the dosage 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.
Side effects while using Symbicort aren't a big risk, but they can occur. The most common side effects may include:
These are luckily not serious and effects like oral thrush could be easily avoided, by ensuring that you rinse your mouth after using the treatment. You should seek immediate medical help if you do experience anything more serious.
There are a number of precautions that must be considered before using Symbicort turbohalers. These include:
Symbicort turbohalers can be ordered online from HealthExpress by simply clicking on the link below, to begin your quick and simple online consultation. Your consultation can then be reviewed by one of our doctors, who will assess your suitability, regarding the severity of your particular set of symptoms and the dosage currently available. If your consultation is approved, you will be able to purchase this medication, safely and securely and can receive it the next day through our free courier delivery service.
|Active ingredient(s)||Budesonide and Formoterol|
|Description||Symbicort is a preventative inhaler used to prevent the swelling and irritation of airways that cause asthma symptoms|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||100/6mcg, 200/6mcg, 400/12mcg|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with asthma|
|Usage||Use on a daily basis to prevent asthma symptoms|
|Drug class||Beta2 agonists, long-acting/corticosteroids|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Caution is recommended, ask your doctor|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
Symbicort is a prevent inhaler that contains both a steroid and long-acting bronchodilator.
Yes, Symbicort can be used to help alleviate the symptoms of COPD.
The price of Symbicort will depend on the provider you purchase it from. You can see our prices for Symbicort at the top of this page.
No, Symbicort is only available on prescription. You can get it on prescription from your doctor or online from a reliable healthcare provider, like HealthExpress.
You should not stop taking Symbicort unless you have been instructed to do so by your doctor or asthma nurse.
Hair loss has been reported in some patients who use Symbicort, however it is quite a rare side effect. If you experience severe or persistent hair loss, you should speak to your doctor.
Yes, using Symbicort may elevate your blood pressure. If you're concerned about your blood pressure or any other side effects of Symbicort. please consult your doctor.
Symbicort should not cause you any problems with your eyes. However, there is a slightly elevated risk of glaucoma with the long-term use of oral corticosteroids in certain asthma treatments.
Certain cough medicines may interact with Symbicort so it's best to consult your pharmacist before taking anything for a cough, cold or flu.
Prednisone may interact with Symbicort and therefore you should consult your doctor before taking the two together.
You should not take Symbicort and Atrovent together unless you have been advised to by your doctor or asthma nurse.
There is no known interaction between Symbicort and alcohol, however it may increase your risk of experiencing side effects.
It cures my Asthma as long as I use it every day, week without it I start to have problems...Santiago
I find this really helps control my asthma.Bev A
I use Symbicort for my asthma. It suits me very well.Enid G
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Verry good for ashtma!Oana B