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Symbicort Coupon - Symbicort 120 doses of 160mcg/4.5mcg inhaler
Symbicort

Budesonide / Formoterol

Budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) is an expensive drug used to treat asthma. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for Symbicort. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare beta agonist / corticosteroid combinations.
Symbicort Coupon - Symbicort 120 doses of 160mcg/4.5mcg inhaler

Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover Symbicort as of 2015. Learn More

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Symbicort Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or get worse. If you need to use your short-acting inhalers more often, call your doctor right away. Do not use more than every 12 hours.

If you have asthma, be aware that using this medicine may increase your risk of dying from asthma related problems. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this medicine. NEVER use this medicine for an acute asthma attack.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Body aches or pain

chills

cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat

difficulty with breathing

ear congestion

fever

headache

loss of voice

muscle aches

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

shortness of breath or troubled breathing

stuffy or runny nose

tightness of the chest or wheezing

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

congestion

cough producing mucus

diarrhea

difficult, burning, or painful urination

dryness of the throat

fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse

frequent urge to urinate

general feeling of discomfort or illness

hoarseness

joint pain

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

nausea

noisy breathing

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

shivering

sore mouth or tongue

sweating

tender, swollen glands in the neck

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

trouble with swallowing

trouble with sleeping

voice changes

vomiting

white patches in the mouth or on the tongue

Rare

Blurred vision

confusion

decreased urine

dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly

dry mouth

enlarged pupils

fainting

flushed, dry skin

fruit-like breath odor

increased hunger

increased sensitivity of the eyes to light

increased sweating, possibly with fever or cold, clammy skin

increased thirst

increased urination

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

mood changes

muscle cramps

nervousness

numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips

pounding in the ears

seizures

severe chest pain

severe headache

slow, fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

stiff or sore neck

unexplained weight loss

Incidence not known

Blindness

decreased vision

eye pain

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue

tearing

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Arm, back, or jaw pain

chest pain or discomfort

darkening of the skin

drowsiness

mental depression

rapid, deep breathing

restlessness

skin rash

sleeplessness

stomach cramps

unable to sleep

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Stomach discomfort

Less common

Acid or sour stomach

belching

difficulty with moving

heartburn

indigestion

muscle spasms or stiffness

pain in the arms or legs

stomach upset

swollen joints

Rare

Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste

change in taste

deep or fast breathing with dizziness, numbness to feet, hands, and around the mouth

fear

hives or welts

irritability

itching skin

large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin

redness of the skin

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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