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Budesonide/Formoterol (Symbicort)

Budesonide/Formoterol most commonly known in the US by its brand name Symbicort, is a prescription medication used primarily for managing respiratory conditions such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as combination inhalers, which means it contains two different types of medication in one inhaler.

It contains both budesonide and Formoterol.

Budesonide, is a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are potent anti-inflammatory agents. In the context of respiratory conditions, inflammation in the airways plays a significant role in causing symptoms like wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. By reducing this inflammation, budesonide helps to prevent these symptoms.

Formoterol belongs to a group of medications known as long-acting beta-agonists (LABAs). LABAs work by relaxing the muscles around the airways in the lungs. This relaxation opens up the airways, making it easier to breathe and helping to relieve symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath.

Symbicort is primarily used to prevent and manage symptoms such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by asthma and COPD. It is not a rescue medication and it’s not intended for the immediate relief of acute symptoms, such as an asthma attack. For sudden breathing difficulties, a separate, fast-acting ‘rescue’ inhaler is used.

Budesonide/Formoterol is available in the form of an inhaler. The inhaler is designed to deliver a specific dose of the medication directly into the lungs when you breathe in.

While the exact dosage and frequency of use may vary depending on the individual, their condition, and the severity of their symptoms, it is typically taken as 2 puffs twice a day with about 12 hours between doses.

It should be taken daily as prescribed, even if you’re feeling well. This is because the medication is meant to control symptoms and prevent exacerbations, rather than just treat symptoms as they occur.

Make sure to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider on how to properly use the inhaler. Improper use may result in not receiving the full dose of medication, which can impact its effectiveness.

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or frequency of use without consulting your healthcare provider. Doing so can increase the risk of side effects and may not provide any additional benefits.

In the United States, budesonide/formoterol is available under the following brand names:

  • Symbicort
  • Symbicort Turbuhaler
  • Breyna

Common side effects associated with budesonide/formoterol may include:

  • Throat irritation
  • Throat pain
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness is the throat
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Flu symptoms
  • Cold symptoms 

More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:

  • Increased breathing problems
  • Sores or white patches in your mouth and throat
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vision problems
  • Hives or rash
  • Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Fever
  • Chills

The above lists of possible side effects associated with budesonide/formoterol are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking budesonide/formoterol, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.

Frequently Asked Questions About Budesonide/Formoterol

Do You Need a Prescription for Budesonide/Formoterol?

Yes, you will need a prescription for budesonide/formoterol as it is classified as a prescription-only medication. This means that it can only be obtained with the authorization of a licensed healthcare provider.

Can You Get an Online Prescription for Budesonide/Formoterol From DrHouse?

Yes, with DrHouse, you can see a doctor on-demand for an online consultation. If deemed appropriate by the healthcare provider, you can get a digital prescription for budesonide/formoterol.

Can I Get a Prescription Refill for Budesonide/Formoterol From DrHouse?

Yes, our licensed physicians at DrHouse can provide prescription refills for Budesonide/Formoterol. They will review your medical history and current condition to determine if a refill is the best course of treatment for you.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.