Advair vs Symbicort

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This product is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma or ongoing lung disease (such as COPD). It contains 2 medications: fluticasone and salmeterol. Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways. Salmeterol belongs to the class of drugs known as long-acting beta agonists. It works by opening airways in the lungs to make breathing easier. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work immediately and should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath or asthma attacks. If sudden breathing problems occur, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.This product is used to control and prevent symptoms (wheezing and shortness of breath) caused by asthma or ongoing lung disease (such as COPD). It contains 2 medications: budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the irritation and swelling of the airways. Formoterol belongs to the class of drugs known as long-acting beta agonists. It works by opening airways in the lungs to make breathing easier. Controlling symptoms of breathing problems can decrease time lost from work or school. This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work immediately and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler (such as albuterol, also called salbutamol in some countries) as prescribed.
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Chicago | 12.08.13
I use Advair diskus daily. It has stopped my wheezing and I don't have to use my rescue inhaler but once every 2 months in warm weather. I don't experience any side effects but the medicine is expensive
OliviaAugust | 15.06.13
My daughter was prescribed advair after her pulmicort stopped working. She was at a normal healthy weight at 8 years old, but now at 9 this medication has caused her to be extremly over weight in just a year. She gets constant headaches is moody irritable and has no energy. The medication did help her wheezing and coughing but now I am worried about how the weight gain is going to effect her physically and emotionally.She has been switched to Asmanex waiting to see with her new eating and exercise routine will work with this new medication.
guest | 28.05.13
I like it...except when I get a cold...it last long
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guest | 12.08.13
I've been using Symbicort for 4 years and have had good results. Before I was taking it, I had bad nocturnal asthma and was waking up to use my rescue inhaler all the time. I was also using my rescue inhaler during the day. I had to stop running because I couldn't breathe. When I started using Symbicort (and Singulair), I stopped waking up at night and didn't have problems during the day. I was able to start running again. I haven't had any noticeable side-effects from it.
patriciaq | 03.06.13
concerned about weight gain. Breathing is fine I didn't know I had asthma till the doctor ordered a pulmonary breathing test.
huricane_georgia | 07.05.13
It worked quickly and effectively however it makes me dizzy and tired after use, has also ocassionaly caused headaches or migraines. i recommend not driving after using symbicort if you get the same problems.