Generic Symbicort (Budesonide / formoterol fumarate dihydrate)
Symbicort
Symbicort is the aerosol mixture of budesonide and formoterol. It is an aerosol spray inhaled orally. Budesonide is a corticosteroid which is used to reduce inflammation. Formoterol is a slow-acting bronchodilator used for opening the bronchioles to assist respiration.
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Product Description
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Common use

Symbicort can help prevent and treat asthma in adults and children more than six years old.

Symbicort can help treat forms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease including emphysema and bronchitis.

Symbicort is a slow-acting formula that works in conjunction with fast-acting drugs to relieve asthma and COPD symptoms. Symbicort is not a replacement for fast-acting asthma medications or rescue inhalers.

Symbicort works by reducing inflammation and dilating the bronchioles, thus relieving some of the main symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma.

 

Dosage and direction

Symbicort is administered twice daily with 12 hours between administrations. Each administration consists of two oral inhalations of Symbicort.  Be sure to follow the dosage and usage instructions provided by your doctor.

 

To administer Symbicort:

  • Shake well, and inspect mouthpiece for debris.
  • Exhale fully and seal mouth around the mouthpiece of the Symbicort inhaler, aiming the upright inhaler at the back of your throat.
  • Press down firmly on the top of the inhaler while inhaling deeply and slowly.
  • Inhale for as long as is comfortable, and hold your breath for several seconds.
  • Release your finger from the top of the inhaler, remove the inhaler, and breathe normally.
  • Repeat 1-6 for second dose.
  • Rinse mouth thoroughly after use.

 

Precautions

Symbicort is a slow acting anti inflammatory and bronchodilator. It is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used as a first resort to treat an asthma attack, as its effects are too slow.

If you experience an asthma attack, take only your fast-acting medication. If relief does not follow, do not take Symbicort, dial 911. 

If Symbicort gets into your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. If redness or irritation persists, contact your doctor.

 

Contraindications

Symbicort is contraindicated as a primary treatment for asthma or COPD. Symbicort should only be used in conjunction with other asthma or COPD treatments.

Symbicort is contraindicated for patients who experience hypersensitivity or allergy to budesonide or formoterol.

 

Possible side effect

Possible common side effects of Symbicort are flu-like symptoms including

Runny nose

Aches and tiredness

Tenderness around the nose and eyes

Ear congestion

Sore throat, difficulty breathing, coughing, sneezing, loss of voice

Fever and chills

Headaches

Tightness in chest

 

Less common side effects of Symbicort include

  • Frequent urge to urinate, bladder pain, bloody or cloudy urine, burning pain while urinating
  • Congestion, mucus producing cough, dry throat, hoarseness
  • Diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, loss of appetite
  • Erratic or irregular pulse, increased pulse
  • Joint pain
  • Tenderness or pain in lower back or side
  • Tenderness or swelling around neck and throat, sore mouth or tongue, voice changes, noisy breathing, trouble swallowing, white patches on the tongue or mouth
  • Shaking or trembling of the extremities and limbs
  • Shivering, sweating
  • Trouble sleeping

 

Rare and serious side effects of Symbicort include

  • Blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, fainting, seizures
  • Dry mouth
  • Enlarged pupils, sensitivity to light
  • Flushed skin
  • Fruit-like breath odor
  • Hive like swellings on mouth, tongue, throat, face, hands, feet or genitals
  • Severe headache
  • Severe chest pain, irregular heart beat

 

Drug interaction

Symbicort should not be taken with other anti-inflammatory drugs or other bronchodilators. Symbicort should not be used with expectorants. Symbicort may reduce the effectiveness of certain blood glucose affecting drugs or stomach acid affecting drugs.

 

For more complete drug interaction information, refer to the complete list of interactions provided with your Symbicort inhaler or ask your pharmacist.

 

Missed dose

If you miss a dose of Symbicort, take your next scheduled dose. Do not take a “make-up” dose.

 

Overdose

If an overdose occurs, contact your doctor immediately. Overdose symptoms may include becoming extremely short of breath, having an erratic pulse, or becoming disoriented. If one or more of these side effects occur, dial 911.

 

Storage

Symbicort should be kept upright in a dry location between 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).

If your Symbicort inhaler has not been used for seven days or more, you must prime the inhaler by shaking it for five seconds and spraying a dose away from yourself.

 

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Doxycycline

Active Ingredients:

  • Doxycycline

Action mechanism and therapeutic effect of the medication:

Doxycycline is half-synthetic tetracycline antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. Doxycycline exerts bacteriostatic action associated with suppressing the synthesis of proteins on ribosomes in microbial cell. Doxycycline is active against aerobic gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus spp, Bacillus anthracis, Listeria monocytogenes; aerobic bacteria:Clostridium spp.

Medical indications: Doxycycline is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by sysceptible microorganisms:

  • ENT infections
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Infections of the upper and lower respiratory system
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Urogenital infections
  • Syphilis (when unable to take penicillin)
  • Some respiratory or urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Plague
  • Cholera
  • Certain types of pneumonia
  • Chlamydia
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • Typhus fever
  • Tick fever
  • Gonorrhea
  • Lyme disease
  • Anthrax infection treatment
  • Rosacea treatment
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Malaria treatment

Doxycyline contradictions, precautions and warnings:

Doxycycline is contraindicated for use in:

  • Hypersensitivity to doxycycline and other components of the medication
  • Severe liver diseases
  • Severe kidney diseases
  • History of pseudo-membranous colitis
  • Pregnancy (Doxycycline is a pregnancy category D meaning that it can cause significant damage to the fetus)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Frequent yeast infections

Doxycyline side effects:

As with any other drug, side effects can occur with Doxycyline. However, it does not mean that everyone who takes the medicine will experience these adverse effects. In most cases the preparation is well tolerated. The most common Doxycycline side effects include:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Photo-sensitivity
  • Nausea

If any side effects occur during the treatment make sure to consult your health care provider immediately. If you are unsure about anything related to Doxycyline, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug interaction:

Doxycyline can potentially interact with the following groups of drugs:

  • Aluminum, calcium, magnesium, or iron products
  • Bile-acid sequestrant cholesterol drugs
  • Barbiturates
  • Peniccilins
  • Oral typhoid vaccine
  • Birth control pills
  • Anti-diarrheal drug (Bismuth subsalicylate)
  • Bipolar disorder treatment (Carbamazepine)
  • HIV treatment (Maraviroc)
  • Retinoids
  • Blood thinners (Warfarin)
  • ACE inhibitor (Quinapril)
  • Aldosterone antagonist (Eplerenone)
  • Opioid pain killer (Fentanyl)
  • Anticonvulsant (phenytoin)

It is possible that all drug interactions are not presented above. For this reason, we recommend you to talk with your health care provide about drug interactions with Doxycyline which may apply to you.

Additional information for the patients:

The preparation should be taken according to your doctor's recommendations. Never take the drug for conditions which are not presented in the the drug's leaflet. Try to keep the medicine out of the reach of children.