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Active ingredients: budesonide + formoterol (eformoterol)
What it is used for
Asthma Symbicort Turbuhaler is indicated in adults and adolescents (12 years and older), for the treatment of asthma, to achieve overall asthma control, including the relief of symptoms and the reduction of the risk of exacerbations (see Section 4.2 Dose and method of administration). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Symbicort is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of moderate to severe COPD (FEV1 < or = 50% predicted normal) in adults with frequent symptoms despite long-acting bronchodilator use, and/or a history of recurrent exacerbations. Symbicort is not indicated for the initiation of bronchodilator therapy in COPD.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Inhalation.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Replace the cover firmly after use
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Inhaler: The colour of the turning grip is red. On the turning grip a Braille code is embossed. The colour of the cover is white. Contents: The contents are white to off-white, predominantly in the form of rounded granules. More details on file.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems