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Symbicort Price

If you have been recently diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma, you may have noticed the expensive price of Symbicort Turbuhaler. In the United States, you can expect to pay hundreds of dollars a month for a brand-name prescription of Symbicort Turbuhaler. Symbicort comes with a high price tag in the United States from a lack of drug pricing regulations. For this reason, drug prices can soar in the U.S. compared to other countries around the world.

Many Americans are searching for ways to cut costs on their medications by seeking out budget-friendly prescription options. One popular money-saving option is through a verified online pharmacy or pharmacy referral services that source drugs from other countries. If you want to save money on your prescription today, you can visit a certified online Canadian pharmacy like My Drug Center.

What is Symbicort Turbuhaler prescribed for?

This medication is used to control and prevent symptoms caused by asthma or ongoing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a group of progressive lung diseases that cause obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms often include breathing difficulties, cough, mucus production, and wheezing. People with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer, and a variety of other conditions.

Bronchitis and Emphysema are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD. Bronchitis involves the inflammation and swelling of the lungs, causing a higher production of mucus. A chronic cough then occurs as your lungs try to clear the airways of mucus.

Emphysema occurs when the walls between the air sacs in your lungs become damaged and lose their elasticity. As the air sacs sustain damage, there are fewer properly working sacs, so the gas exchange in the lungs is lessened. This can lead to painful breathing problems.

Symbicort is a combination inhaler that contains two medications, so the first number represents the amount of budesonide in the inhaler, and the second represents formoterol. Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide/formoterol) is available for purchase at My Drug Center in the following strengths:

  • 80 mcg of budesonide/4.5 mcg of formoterol
  • 160 mcg of budesonide/4.5 mcg of formoterol
  • 320 mcg of budesonide/9 mcg of formoterol

Symbicort 160/4.5

This dosage is one of the most common dosages prescribed for asthma and COPD patients. Symbicort 160/4.5 is not prescribed to relieve asthma attack symptoms and should be used daily to reduce the risk of breathing issues over time.

Symbicort 160/4.5 contains 160 mcg of budesonide, which is a corticosteroid that decreases the swelling of the airways. Symbicort also contains 4.5 mcg of formoterol, which is a long-acting bronchodilator that reduces wheezing and breathing difficulties.

How to take Symbicort Turbuhaler

Use Symbicort Turbuhaler exactly as directed. This medication should be used twice a day in the morning and evening. It is essential to rinse and gargle with water to prevent infections like oral thrush. Never swallow the rinse water.

If you have multiple inhalers, allow at least a minute between medications taking care to rinse in between. Make sure you take the Symbicort Turbuhaler (Budesonide/Formoterol) at the same time each day to get the full benefits. Symbicort should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Do not change or increase your dose.

Symbicort Side Effects

Common side effects of Symbicort Turbuhaler may include:

  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhea
  • Yeast infections of the mouth or throat
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Stuffy nose
  • Hoarseness

If any side effects become unmanageable, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in additional treatment. For any serious side effects, speak with your doctor for further treatment options. More serious side effects can include:

  • Signs of infection
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Tremors
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Mood or mental changes

If you are concerned with the side effects of Symbicort, it is helpful to know that several studies have been completed on the effectiveness and safety of the Symbicort Turbuhaler. Studies have found that Symbicort Turbuhaler has a fast onset, allowing patients to feel more in control of their symptoms and treatment plan. The long duration of the medication allows patients to maintain this control over long periods. 

What to know before taking Symbicort Turbuhaler

You should use this medication regularly to ensure maximum effect. Symbicort Turbuhaler does not relieve symptoms immediately, and a backup inhaler should be used in cases of an asthma attack.

Before taking Symbicort, speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to blood pressure, heart disease, overactive thyroid, seizures, or bone loss. You should tell your doctor if you take the following: prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, recreational drugs, diet pills, or herbal supplements.

The medications in the inhaler can change how your body displays infection. Your immune system may be less effective while using Symbicort Turbuhaler. Avoid contact with people who have transmittable infections like the flu, measles, or chickenpox.

Symbicort Turbuhaler Generic

If you buy brand-name medications in the United States, you can expect a hefty monthly bill, but you can save money on brand-name and generic medications through My Drug Center.

As of right now, there is no generic version of Symbicort Turbuhaler available. Many patients prefer generic versions of medications because they are often much cheaper than their brand-name counterparts.

Our pharmacy may not offer generic Symbicort Turbuhaler, but we do sell brand name Symbicort at a much more affordable price than you can find at your local American pharmacy. If your doctor recommends Symbicort Turbuhaler for your condition, you can save thousands of dollars a year on your COPD treatment plan through My Drug Center.

How does Symbicort Inhaler work?

Symbicort Turbuhaler is a dry-powder inhaler containing a combination of budesonide and formoterol to prevent flare-ups or worsening COPD symptoms. It comes in a special inhaler device that is designed to be easier to use than standard inhalers, and it contains measured doses of the medication. Budesonide is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation in the body. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing.


What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak to your doctor before stopping this medication.

What is the best dosage to take?

Your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.

How long does it take for this medication to become active?

This medication can take time to reach maximum effect and is not meant as a relief for a sudden asthma attack. Doctors say that you should notice the effect of the medication after one week of treatment.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses at one time.

What should I avoid while using Symbicort?

Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chickenpox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using a steroid such as budesonide.

What is the best way to store this medication?

This medication is stored at room temperature and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication, speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of prescription inhalers.

Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if both drugs can pass into the breast milk of a nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk of using this medication while breastfeeding.

What is the difference between the Symbicort Inhaler and Symbicort Turbuhaler?

The Symbicort Turbuhaler differs from the inhaler because the medicine comes in powdered form. Once the Turbuhaler is activated, the powder is dispensed and exhaled by the patient. The Symbicort inhaler comes in aerosol form, so when you press down the inhaler, aerosolized medication is propelled into the lungs. Your doctor will determine the best form of Symbicort for you.

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