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Symbiva 200mcg Capsule

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Product introduction

Symbiva 200mcg Capsule is a combination of two medicines in one inhaler. It relieves the long-term symptoms of asthma and COPD, making breathing easier. It works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) and relaxes the muscles in the airways.

Your doctor will tell you how often you need to use your inhaler. The effect of this medicine may be noticeable after a few days but will only reach its maximum after a few weeks. This medicine must be used regularly to be effective, so go on taking it even if you don't have any symptoms. That means it’s doing its job. If you stop taking it your symptoms may get worse. This medicine should not be used to relieve sudden shortness of breath. If sudden shortness of breath occurs, use your rescue inhaler. To get the benefit from this medicine you need to make sure you get your inhaler technique right, otherwise, it does not work as well.

The most common side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, dizziness, and respiratory tract infection. If you get there, don’t stop taking it but do talk to your doctor. You can prevent some of these symptoms by rinsing your mouth and throat with water or brushing your teeth after using your inhaler. There are other, rarer side effects which can be serious. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about them.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Symbiva Capsule

In Treatment of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Symbiva 200mcg Capsule helps the airways in your lungs stay open. It relaxes the muscles of these airways. This makes it easier for air to get in and out. It will relieve symptoms such as tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing and help you carry out your daily activities more easily. This medicine is safe and effective. It usually starts to work within a few minutes and the effects can last up to several hours. Do not stop using it unless you are advised to by your doctor.

Side effects of Symbiva Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Symbiva

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Fungal infection of oropharynx
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations
  • Voice change

How to use Symbiva Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

How Symbiva Capsule works

Symbiva 200mcg Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Formoterol and Budesonide. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator which works by relaxing the muscles in the airways and widens the airways. Budesonide is a steroid. It works by stopping the release of certain chemical messengers that cause inflammation (swelling) of the airways. Together, they make breathing easier.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Symbiva 200mcg Capsule.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Symbiva 200mcg Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Symbiva 200mcg Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Symbiva Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Symbiva 200mcg Capsule, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • It contains two medicines in one inhaler for control of long term asthma and COPD symptoms.
  • It does not relieve sudden symptoms. Always use a rescue inhaler to treat sudden symptoms.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if your breathing problem worsens, or if rescue inhaler does not relieve symptoms.
  • Do not discontinue unless advised by your doctor.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after each use to prevent infections in the mouth and throat.
  • Carry your rescue inhaler wherever you go.

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Patient concerns

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i m suffering from breathing problem cough chest infame . Do tell chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .So tell which medicines should i take to treat this problem.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
It is less likely you have copd at this age You need detailed check up and spirometry test for same
What is chronic pulmonary thromboembolism?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
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FAQs

Q. What is Symbiva 200mcg Capsule prescribed for?

Symbiva 200mcg Capsule is prescribed to treat symptoms of obstructive airways diseases like asthma and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease. The usual symptoms of obstructive airways diseases like asthma and COPD are wheezing, shortness of breath, breathlessness and chest tightness.

Q. Does Symbiva 200mcg Capsule contain steroids?

Budesonide, which is a component of foracort, is a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medicines used to treat a range of conditions like asthma. They’re different from anabolic steroids which are used illegally to gain muscle mass.

Q. Will Symbiva 200mcg Capsule be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are not getting relieved by the recommended doses, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. When can I drink water after taking Symbiva 200mcg Capsule?

There are no restrictions on drinking water after taking Symbiva 200mcg Capsule. However, it is better to rinse your mouth before drinking water to avoid ingestion of this medicine.

Q. What should I discuss with my doctor before starting treatment with Symbiva 200mcg Capsule?

Inform the doctor about your detailed medical and surgical history. Inform your doctor if you have heart, liver or kidney disease. Inform your doctor about other medications you may be taking.

Q. When should I stop using the Symbiva 200mcg Capsule?

You should consult a doctor before stopping the treatment with Symbiva 200mcg Capsule. Do not abruptly discontinue unless advised by your doctor, otherwise it may lead to an asthma attack. Therefore, using Symbiva 200mcg Capsule as recommended by your doctor is important.

Q. Is Symbiva 200mcg Capsule safe during pregnancy?

Symbiva 200mcg Capsule rotacaps is considered safe for use during pregnancy. However, your doctor may give you Symbiva 200mcg Capsule only if it is needed and the advantage of taking it outweighs the risk. You should always consult a doctor before making any changes to your medication during pregnancy.

Q. Can I take antifungal medicine along with Symbiva 200mcg Capsule?

Always consult your doctor for any concomitant medications that you may be taking. The doctor’s recommendations must be followed for medication advice.

Q. What are the common side effects of Symbiva 200mcg Capsule?

Some commonly reported side effects of Symbiva 200mcg Capsule are headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort and dizziness. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Symbiva 200mcg Capsule?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate. AstraZeneca; 2018. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019 (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Budesonide + Formoterol fumarate dihydrate. Capability Green: AstraZeneca UK Limited,; 15 May 2001 [revised 6 Dec. 2018]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Budesonide + Formoterol fumarate dihydrate. Capability Green: AstraZeneca UK Limited; 20 Mar. 2003 [revised 6 Dec. 2018]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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