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.
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
|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|
120 doses: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
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 October 2017
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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Symbicort Rapihaler 50/3 Metered dose inhaler - myDr.com.au
Symbicort Rapihaler 50/3 Metered dose inhaler - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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Asthma Emergency - An Asthma Australia site
Any person with asthma can have a flare-up or worsening of asthma symptoms at any time. A sudden or severe flare-up is often called an asthma attack.
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