SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with Symbicort are:
- common cold
- back pain
- stomach discomfort
- upper respiratory tract infection
- Oral fungal infections (candidiasis)
Higher doses of budesonide may cause suppression of the body's ability to make its own natural glucocorticoid in the adrenal gland. People with suppression of their adrenal glands (which can be diagnosed by a doctor) would need increased amounts of glucocorticoids, probably by the oral or intravenous route, during periods of high physical stress or acute illness when glucocorticoids are particularly important. Inhaled steroids may cause growth suppression, weaken the immune system, and may increase the risk of glaucoma, and cataracts.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
PREPARATIONS: Aerosol: 80/4.5 mcg per spray; 160/4.5 mcg per spray
STORAGE: Budesonide should be kept at room temperature, 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F). It should be shaken well before each use.
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