How does Symbicort work?
Symbicort is formulated by combining two (2) active ingredients called budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide works by preventing and reducing the inflammation of the respiratory tract. It is commonly referred to as a corticosteroid or steroid drug. However, it is different from the infamous anabolic steroid. Corticosteroids work as anti-inflammatory agents.
Budesonide is responsible for inhibiting the release of certain chemicals (plays a major role in the production of allergic and immune reactions that result in inflammation) from the cells. In other words, inhibiting the release of these chemicals reduces the inflammation of the airways.
Formoterol, on the other hand, works as a long acting beta 2 agonist. It works by reacting to the receptors of the lungs (beta 2 receptors). Through this, Formoterol helps in relaxing the airways muscles, which opens the airways.
How do I take Symbicort?
Before using the medication, shake the inhaler properly for five (5) seconds. Inhale this medication orally as prescribed by the doctor. Symbicort should be taken two (2) times a day (morning and evening), where there is a gap of 12 hours).
In order to prevent yeast infections and irritation in the mouth and throat, patients must gargle and rinse their mouth after using Symbicort. You must never swallow the rinse water.
The dosage of Symbicort usually starts low. Afterwards, depending on the patient’s response to the treatment, the dosage is adjusted. Note that Symbicort is only a preventive drug against asthma attacks. It is not effective in stopping an actual asthma attack. Hence, it is important to take this medication regularly and accordingly.
Are there side effects?
Symbicort may cause side effects such as:
- Increased heart beat
- Oral thrush
- Respiratory spasms
- Rashes and itchiness
Stop taking the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as you start experiencing any of the above mentioned side effects.
Can I buy Symbicort online?
Yes, you can buy Symbicort easily and securely online. First, you need a prescription. You will have a prescription after going through a brief online consultation with a doctor. During the consultation, you must provide all your important medical details. This will allow the doctor to determine whether the medication is suitable for you. Once the doctor approves the medication, the pharmacy will send it to you. You will receive it in 24 hours.