budesonide/formoterol (4.5 micrograms) hfa inhaler - oral, Symbicort
GENERIC NAME: BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL (4.5 MICROGRAMS) HFA INHALER - ORAL (byou-DESS-oh-nide/for-MOW-ter-all)
BRAND NAME(S): Symbicort
WARNING: Rarely, serious (sometimes fatal) asthma-related breathing problems may occur in people with asthma who are treated with drugs similar to the formoterol in this product (long-acting inhaled beta agonists). In patients with asthma, the manufacturer recommends using this product when one long-term medication (e.g., inhaled corticosteroids) does not control breathing problems or when more than one long-term medication is clearly needed to control breathing problems. Before using this medication, it is important to learn how to use it properly. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with this medication with your doctor.
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