What other inhalers are similar to Symbicort?

Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol)
  • Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol) Prescription only.
  • 4 alternatives.
  • Advair (fluticasone / salmeterol) Prescription only.
  • Breo Ellipta (fluticasone / vilanterol) Prescription only.
  • Dulera (mometasone / formoterol) Prescription only.
  • Anoro Ellipta (umeclidinium / vilanterol) Prescription only.
A.

Is there a generic drug for Breo?

No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Breo Ellipta available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Breo Ellipta. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe.
  • Is Breo for asthma?

    BREO is not for people whose asthma is well controlled on an asthma control medicine, like an ICS. BREO is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and won't replace a rescue inhaler.
  • What is the best inhaler for COPD?

    If you think you might benefit from a different type of inhaler than what you've been prescribed, talk to your doctor about your concerns.
    • Advair. MayerKleinostheim / Getty Images.
    • Symbicort.
    • Combivent Respimat.
    • Pulmicort.
    • Spiriva.
    • Proventil.
    • Atrovent.
    • Brovana.
  • What are the side effects of Breo?

    Common side effects of BREO ELLIPTA 100/25 for COPD include:
    • runny nose and sore throat.
    • upper respiratory tract infection.
    • headache.
    • thrush in your mouth or throat. Rinse your mouth with water without swallowing after use to help prevent this.
    • back pain.
    • pneumonia.
    • bronchitis.
    • inflammation of the sinuses.
B.

Is there a generic version of Symbicort?

No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Symbicort available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Symbicort. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe.
  • Is Symbicort and Advair the same thing?

    Both Advair Diskus and the Symbicort metered dose inhaler are maintenance inhalers. They are taken on a daily basis whether or not you have trouble breathing. Advair and Symbicort are NOT to be used for short-term or acute breathing problems such as an asthma attack.
  • What is the generic name for Symbicort?

    Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body. Formoterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing. The combination of budesonide and formoterol is used to prevent bronchospasm in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Is there a generic version of Spiriva?

    No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Spiriva available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Spiriva. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe.
C.

Are Advair and Breo the same?

Although approved for COPD, it may also be prescribed to help control asthma. Breo is the latest in a line of combination medicines that contain both an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone furoate) and a long acting beta adrenergic (vlanterol). The inhaler is made by GlaxoSmithKline, the same company that makes Advair.
  • Which inhaled corticosteroid is best?

    Inhaled steroid medications for better asthma control include:
    • Beclomethasone dipropionate (Qvar)
    • Budesonide (Pulmicort)
    • Budesonide/Formoterol (Symbicort) - a combination drug that includes a steroid and a long-acting bronchodilator drug.
    • Fluticasone (Flovent)
    • Fluticasone inh powder (Arnuity Ellipta)
  • Which inhaler should be used first?

    The general rules are: First, use your fastest-acting bronchodilator, for example, albuterol. Next, use any other bronchodilators prescribed for your regular use, for example, Atrovent or Serevent. Last, use your steroid inhaler.
  • What are the types of inhalers for asthma?

    Types of inhaler devices for delivering asthma medicines
    TypeCommon medicines
    Breath-actuated pressurised metered-dose inhalerAiromir Autohaler (salbutamol)
    Qvar Autohaler (beclometasone)
    Dry powder inhaler (multi-dose)Bricanyl Turbuhaler (terbutaline sulfate
    Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide plus formoterol)*

Updated: 20th October 2018

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