budesonide/formoterol hfa inhaler (Symbicort)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL-INHALATION safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Use during pregnancy has not been adequately evaluated. Symbicort harmed the fetus in animal reproductive studies.

It is not known whether components of Symbicort are secreted in breast milk. Other medications in this class are secreted into breast milk. It is not known whether the small amounts of Symbicort components that may appear in breast milk have an effect on the infant.

What else should I know about BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL-INHALATION?

What preparations of BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL-INHALATION are available?

Aerosol: 80/4.5 mcg per spray; 160/4.5 mcg per spray

How should I keep BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL-INHALATION stored?

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.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/20/2015

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