Symbicort Turbuhaler 100/6 is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) budesonide + formoterol (eformoterol). On this page you will find out more about Symbicort Turbuhaler 100/6, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: budesonide + formoterol (eformoterol)
Information for medicine and pack size:
Symbicort Turbuhaler 100/6 powder for inhalation, 120 actuations
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Symbicort Turbuhaler is indicated for the treatment of asthma where use of a combination (inhaled corticosteroid and long acting beta-agonist) is appropriate. This includes: patients who are symptomatic on inhaled corticosteroid therapy; patients who are established on regular long acting beta-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid therapy. There are two alternative treatment regimens: Symbicort maintenance and reliever therapy; Symbicort maintenance therapy.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Contents; white to off-white, predominantly in the form of rounded granules. Inhaler: Colour of turning grip is red. A Braille code is embossed on the turning grip. More details on file.|
|Dosage Form||Inhalation, powder for|
|Route of administration||Inhalation|
120 doses: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 doses: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Type||Inhaler - dry powder|
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Replace the cover firmly after use|
|Life time||2 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 May 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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