About Symbicort

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About Symbicort

Budesonide has anti-inflammatory and therefore decongestant on the mucous membranes of the bronchi. Therefore, it is used as an inhalant aerosol, especially for long-term therapy in bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as COPD.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Treat complaints of respiratory diseases
  • Alleviate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Reduce symptoms of chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma and COPD
  • Relieve symptoms of runny nose and sinusitis
  • treat allergy and hay fever

This is how Budesonid works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of budesonide.
Please also read the information on the drug groups glucocorticoids, anti-inflammatory drugs, antiasthmatics, to which the active ingredient budesonide belongs.

Applications of the active substance budesonide

Budesonide has anti-inflammatory and therefore decongestant on the mucous membranes of the bronchi. Therefore, it is used as an inhalant aerosol especially for long-term therapy in bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as COPD.

As a nasal spray, the active ingredient causes the nasal mucosa to decongest and reduces secretion in cases of runny nose and sinusitis or hay fever, if they are caused by an allergy. In addition, nasal breathing in existing polyps can be significantly improved by budesonide.

Because of its anti-inflammatory effect, budesonide can also be used as a tablet, suppository or so-called rectal foam for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

For the following application areas of Budesonid , in-depth information is available:

  • asthma
  • COPD
  • chronic bronchitis
  • chronic inflammatory bowel disease
  • allergy
  • Cold, sinusitis

Action of budesonide

The active substance budesonide is a potent glucocorticoid. Budesonide is absorbed and metabolized very quickly at the place of application. Therefore, almost exclusively local effects and side effects occur. In particular on the lungs and on the bronchial system and on the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract, it develops all the characteristics typical for this group of active substances, such as inhibition of inflammation, reduction of mucus production and water retention as well as reduction of allergic reactions.

The active substance budesonide is taken up in the cell and bound to a receptor. Thus, the formation (biosynthesis) of certain proteins is initiated, which reduce the formation of inflammatory substances. The full therapeutic effect therefore occurs with a delay. Budesonide is therefore not suitable for the treatment of acute respiratory distress in an asthma attack. However, due to its long-lasting anti-inflammatory effect, it is widely used to treat respiratory diseases such as bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD. Because the active ingredient causes the mucous membranes in the bronchial area to decongest and the narrowed airways are widened. In addition, the formation of bronchial mucus is reduced and its toughness is reduced and the bronchial muscles are relaxed.

Due to its decongestant effect, budesonide can also be used in the form of nasal sprays for the nasal congestion associated with allergic rhinitis. Again, the drug reduces the formation of secretions and thus improves nasal breathing.

Its strong anti-inflammatory action also distinguishes the drug for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Budesonide inhibits inflammatory processes in the intestinal mucosa in the form of a rectal foam. The exact mechanism of action is not yet fully understood. It only seems certain that budesonide is purely local in this application form. Corresponding tablets have an enteric coating that protects them from the digestive juices after ingestion into the colon. After dissolving this coating, the digestive juices form a tough gel with the coating. As a result, budesonide is slowly distributed throughout the colon, where it can have a specific local effect.

Potential Symbicort side effects may include:

Symbicort used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Vanessa C. McAnulty says:
    3.5 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    I’ve had asthma bronchial for about 10 years, treatment with Symbicort with 2 stroke tomorrow’s, and 2 stroke evening. At Symbicort, no side effect has occurred. In addition, I was prescribed Singulair, which did not bring any significant improvement to my asthma, but massive hives aided by severe joint pain

    Side effects: Joint pain; Skin rash; Itching
  2. Jennifer T. Harvey says:
    4.0 rating

    After a long time with my asthmatic complaints, my doctor thankfully prescribed Symbicort for me … the medication works great, but the side effects make you desperate. Restlessness, tightness in the chest, severe heart palpitations, dizziness and no Apettit are my side effects. I can live with it, but it limits my quality of life a bit. If you stand at a traffic light and you think that mine will fall over, that’s not great. But that is not poison without side effect and luckily I get air again now.

    Side effects: Unrest; Palpitation; Dizziness; Unrest
  3. Claire J. McFadden says:
    3.0 rating

    Symbicort for Allergic asthma bronchial

    palpitations, agitation but that depends on the dosage and also lays down quickly. but above all, it quickly helps even in low doses.

    Side effects: Unrest; Palpitation; Unrest
  4. Mark B. Hyder says:
    2.0 rating

    Spots, red on the arms, in wet weather more slime formation, + use of Berodual,

    Side effects: Skin rash
  5. Debra L. Edwards says:
    4.5 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    In the course of treatment increasingly strong muscle pain, especially in the shoulder and neck area, but also in the legs and arms. This joint pain, which may also be due to the menopause (according to gynecologist). It takes morning until everything is set in motion again. Spasms during sports, but also occurring suddenly for no apparent reason. Visual disturbances, especially in the evening, blurred vision, difficulty in reading. Pressure in the head, especially behind the eyes. Lack of appetite, nausea. Often dry throat, aft. when speaking, occasionally associated with hoarseness

  6. Lloyd J. Hornberger says:
    3.0 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    short-term hypertension is resolved. apparently disturbances of the erection (not yet proven)

    Side effects: High blood pressure
  7. Marie S. Ochs says:
    3.0 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    The active ingredient – formoterol in both preparations has the following side effects – uncontrollable tremors all over the body during exercise and also during rest – concentration decreases – increased blood pressure – weight gain – 3 – 4 weeks after discontinuation of Symbicort slowed the symptoms slowly – in Oxis yet Experience – treatment not yet finished – will inform my GP and avoid this drug if possible

  8. Sherry D. Gilbert says:
    4.0 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    For 2 years I take now Symbicort.20 kg I have more on the ribs. Way by meien job for 8 hours almost in the continuous run. (Nurse) Was in the people who eat on points, unfortunately only with very little success!!! In 12 weeks 2kg decreased, I have really stuck to everything ……………, followed only frustration, mental, no Freßgelüste. Tachycardia and shortness of breath under stress, I also know quite well.

  9. Rodney A. Wright says:
    3.0 rating

    Symbicort for Difficulty in breathing

    As a side effect, I would call shortness of breath. I do not know if it’s because of the medication, but I’m getting worse after taking it. I have not smoked for 2 weeks now and still have breathing problems. Every 2 days, my shortness of breath is very bad. I was able to ride a lot of miles by bike when I was on vacation. Now I’m glad if I can mow lawn without having to lie down.

    Side effects: Difficulty in breathing
  10. Matthew A. Victory says:
    3.5 rating

    Symbicort for Allergy; Bronchitis (acute)

    Sometimes slight trembling of the hands, at times the feeling that more will is needed to perform hand or finger movements correctly. Temorary. Twitching of the facial muscles.

    Side effects: Trembling of the hands
  11. Twanna H. Franklin says:
    3.5 rating

    Symbicort for Heart rhythm disturbances; Allergic asthma bronchial; High blood pressure; Difficulty in breathing; Allergy; Asthma

    I took Procoralan 5mg regularly for about 8 weeks twice a day. Drug was prescribed after an infection of the bronchi, higher doses of cortisone by infusion. My pulse increased afterward, leaving me alone for 120-130 beats a minute. The drug has very quickly reduced the pulse, but the Nebenwikungen increased. I had frequent flashes of light and finally unacceptable muscle cramps in the whole body. However, my pulse after weaning, today 1 week … even without the medication again in the normal range.

    Side effects: Muscle cramps
  12. Theresa J. Griffin says:
    3.5 rating

    Symbicort for Allergy; Asthma

    I used to take Symbicort only sporadically and then I noticed that I got some red spots, i. E. the uppermost skin layer has detached. These stains take about 2 weeks to disappear, but every time I have a scar. Now it’s the case that I inhale Symbicort twice a day and now I have red spots all over my body for 2 weeks. These are getting bigger day by day and multiply very much. Unfortunately, one can find no indication of the side effects. My doctor probably meant lactose intolerance. But it can not be, because I almost exclusively of dairy products and have never noticed anything of an incompatibility.

  13. William F. Catlett says:
    3.5 rating

    Symbicort for Difficulty in breathing

    I have been suffering from respiratory distress for years. For 5 years now I take Symbicort. Mostly in the Pollenzeit, but also the protein of animal hair makes me to create. Allergic to many natural particles. In the evening before falling asleep 1 train reaches the night and for the whole day. As a side effect, I sometimes have a headache in the morning. Can also occur through the nasal spray or in combination with it. For me, this Turbohaler Symbicort is vital.

    Side effects: Headache
  14. Karen G. Webb says:
    2.5 rating

    Symbicort for To cough

    Salbutamol restlessness, nervousness and shiver singulair depending on how severe the cough is, otherwise very helpful

    Side effects: Tremble; Unrest; Tremble; Unrest
  15. James D. Young says:
    4.5 rating

    Symbicort for Allergic asthma bronchial

    I am very satisfied with the Spary (symbicort turbohaler 320/9). In the summer I need it morning and evening and every day. From autumn to spring actually not at all, but take it 4 times a week right before training (weight training). If I get a seizure, the spray helps me within a few seconds. I can not perceive side effects despite taking 10 years. But I think that you should pay for such an important drug the other with daily intake every month, should pay no more than five euros.

  16. Paul D. Diaz says:
    3.5 rating

    Symbicort for Hoarseness

    I’ve been sick by the Symbicort for a long time because I have food allergies. Flu-like symptoms such as hoarseness, throat scratching, sinusitis, atopic dermatitis. Then I did an IMU test. I’m currently doing a 4-day rotation diet (I’m already without Symbicort for 2 days better and I now get a self-blood therapy, I’ve got 16 years ago, but there are too few doctors support this, because the pharmaceutical lobby through the policy became too powerful mfG Tom

    Side effects: Sore throat; Hoarseness