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. Roland D. Krogman says:
    2.5 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    Hi have M.B. Side effects under Humira at the moment very dry itchy skin. Dry mouth mucous membranes, and a sleep like a stone. The risk of suffering severe malignant diseases later is not clearly proven. But the medi does his job very well.

    Side effects: Itching
  2. Calvin M. Gause says:
    1.0 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    Gastrointestinal problems by Symbicort from the doctor, confirmed

  3. Dorothy M. Payne says:
    3.5 rating

    Symbicort for Bronchitis (acute)

    After about a week of use with 2-0-1 doses, I had increasingly a rough, dry throat and it developed a bad irritating cough, which could be influenced by anything. Currently I have discontinued the drug. Also div. Doctors pointed me to this Nw. However, the prescribing family doctor was not one of them.

    Side effects: Cough; Sore throat
  4. Samantha T. Corrigan says:
    2.0 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    After a short time began Hustenreiz, which I attributed because of my allergies not equal to the drug. Finally, during the daytime and especially in the evening, I had a hardly coughing sensation to cough, the constant feeling of having to cough up a bit. The larynx was constantly occupied and often my voice failed during the speech, which could be remedied only by hawking and coughing. My voice was clearly limited, I always had the feeling of being hoarse. The skin on my hands – disaster, like thin paper. I have discontinued the medication for 3 months now, my skin has improved, the dry cough is almost gone. In addition, I can also note a slight loss of body weight.

    Side effects: Cough; Voting change
  5. Juliette S. Snapp says:
    4.5 rating

    Symbicort for Copd

    Unfortunately, all the side effects that are possible with me have occurred. Since December 2010, I have no saliva, tears and no taste. Violent headaches, dizziness, loud tinnitus, sweating even in the night, painful cramps in the hands and legs mostly at night, at times no voice and thrush in the mouth made me a suicide endangered people. Hospitalization, countless visits to the doctor could not fathom the cause of my complaints. Even my pulmonologist did not comment on these symptoms, except that I should double the number of strokes with Symbicort. By accident I got a drug (may only be taken three or four days) that gave me as much air as I had not had them for years. I could not take Symicort at the same time, I did not need it either! I put it off gradually and help me with alternative medicine! For three weeks I can taste something again, have more saliva, little headache and no more dizzy spells. The sweating and the hematomas (I forgot to count) are almost gone! I hope to get the Tinitus and my voice under control as well. Unfortunately the thrush is still there! BUT I HAVE LIFE AGAIN!

    Side effects: Cramps; Headache; Dizziness
  6. Elizabeth R. Mott says:
    4.5 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    Cramps again and again; Doctors negate my complaints cramping in the toe area, entire forefoot, calves, outer sides of the calves, thigh inside pages, recently in the hands.

    Side effects: Cramps
  7. Carl D. Thompson says:
    3.0 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    Strong sweating on exposure rash in the back of the knees as in atopic dermatitis, trembling of the hands in the morning and in the evening, mild sleep disorders associated with bad dreams, visual disturbances increase with dose increase to watch especially in the evening, slight increase in blood pressure sometimes tachycardia, constant body temperature increase in the day to just under 37.6 degrees, despite mouth rinses and repeated daily brushing after taking mushrooming in the mouth and sometimes also altered tone of voice and dry throat after getting up, no advantage Atemnots complaints more, ie I need no more spray! Even in bad weather and cold, there is no more shortness of breath. Apart from a few Pfeiffgeräuschen under stress and cold. I used to take a lot of salbutamol spray all the time, and I do not need it anymore. I can not report weight gain, rather decrease.

  8. Debra J. McAlpin says:
    2.0 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    Unfortunately, you get a fungal attack in the throat, even if you rinse a lot with water.

    Side effects: Fungal infection
  9. Kristi G. Hill says:
    3.5 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    Despite the utmost care in using the Turbuhaler, i. Gargling and mouth rinsing after each use, occasional scratching and itching in the throat and irritation of the throat – larynx strong cough – fungus in the throat – white dots – without mushroom drug – Ampho Moronal lozenges no chance. That is very unpleasant

    Side effects: Fungal infection
  10. Jill E. Wilson says:
    5.0 rating

    Symbicort for Hoarseness; To cough

    Since 9.11.2009 I take Symbiocort. I got with 28 j. Asthma in a stress situation, got abe with 13 psoriasis u. later allergies. All this led to the asthma later. 2 years ago I dropped Oxis, which I took as a monopreparate u. also tolerated. After my years Odysse u. For the preparation, Oxis was the best for me. At some point I did not want to u. have it turned out u. Deasth v. the company Pekana ingested (homeopathic complex agent) u. my asthma started for 2 years. Then this spring I unfortunately had to take Oxis again. My doctor was retired u. The new younger doctor said Oxis could not be taken alone with cortisone or the Symbian Cort product. Now I just lights up, because since the Symbiocort I have stomach problems, open up u. after the gastroscopy the a super healthy picture attested even voice, clears u. swallowing problems. I realize that it has to hang together with Symbiocort, so I’ll sneak it out u. in exchange with Oxis take u. Deasth, until Deasth reaches back. I guess it’s the cortison. Drugs have side effects as well as alcohol, nicotine, drugs, too much food, sugar etc. ……

    Side effects: Difficulties swallowing
  11. Karen W. Meeks says:
    3.5 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    Immediately after taking tachycardia came on and slight trembling of the hands. However, after about half an hour has subsided. For a long time, there is a feeling of nausea and pain in the middle upper abdomen (similar to fullness). Gatsroskopie and sonography was accomplished, however without finding. After discontinuing Symbicort, the symptoms disappeared. Unfortunately, this again favored the asthma.

  12. Kristina F. Gonzales says:
    4.0 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    The side effects of Symbicourt are quite far-reaching in my case. Since the beginning of the intake I have cramps in the feet and toes, which always occur at night. Strong weight gain, mood swings, heavy legs and fatigue. However, the effectiveness in interaction with Singulair is good. At the beginning of the intake more often a need spray was used (bronchospray). The distances are longer now.

  13. John N. Bornstein says:
    4.0 rating

    Symbicort for Asthma

    After 3 days of administration, the following side effects occurred, which have not subsided so far (2 weeks): – mood swings (from elated elation to dejection and aggression) – tiredness (occurs about 2 hours after ingestion) – sleep disorders (stage sleep, about every 1 -1.5 h awake) – visual disturbance (only a brief blurring, may also be related to fatigue) – dry mouth while talking The side effects occur during the day always at the same time and therefore you can handle it well. The first days are very exhausting for the patient and the partner, because both are initially overwhelmed because of the abrupt change in character. On the positive side, it has been almost completely suppressed since taking the cough and the respiratory symptoms have been markedly reduced for about 6-8 hours, depending on the weather. Dosage: 2 doses daily via Turbohaler