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Brand name: Symbicort Rapihaler 200/6

Symbicort Rapihaler 200/6 is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) budesonide + formoterol (eformoterol). On this page you will find out more about Symbicort Rapihaler 200/6, 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 Rapihaler 200/6 pressurised 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.

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What this medicine is for

ASTHMA: 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 The 100/6 and 200/6 strengths should not be used for the Symbicort maintenance and reliever therapy regimen. 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Contents in metal can with plastic valve & actuation counter. After evaporation of the propellant the residue is free from visible contaminants. The external & internal can & valve surfaces are free from corrosion and significant defects.
Dosage Form Inhalation, pressurised
Route of administration Inhalation
Medicine schedule
120 doses: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Inhaler - Metered Dose
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 April 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.

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