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Brand name: Symbicort Turbuhaler 200/6 TM

Active ingredients: budesonide + formoterol (eformoterol)

What it is used for

ASTHMA: 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. Symbicort 400/12 should only be used in patients aged 18 years and over. The 400/12 strength should not be used for the Symbicort maintenance and reliever therapy regimen. CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD): Symbicort Turbuhaler 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 Turbuhaler is not indicated for the initiation of bronchodilator therapy in COPD.

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
  • Replace the cover firmly after use
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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

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.

Do I need a prescription?

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

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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