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Brand name: Symbicort Rapihaler 100/3 TM

Active ingredients: budesonide + formoterol (eformoterol)

What it is used for

Symbicort Rapihaler is indicated for the treatment of asthma where use of a combination (inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2-agonist) is appropriate in adults and adolescents. This includes: -patients who are symptomatic on inhaled corticosteroid therapy; -patients who are established on regular long-acting beta2-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid therapy. There are two alternative treatment regimens: -Symbicort maintenance and reliever therapy; -Symbicort maintenance therapy

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Inhalation
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 12 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Contents held in metal can fitted with plastic valve. After evaporation of the propellant a residue remains which is free from visible contaminants. The external & internal can and valve surfaces are free from corrosion and significant defects.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient budesonide + formoterol (eformoterol)

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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

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