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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Symbicort if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Symbicort Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take Symbicort.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Symbicort may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Shakiness (tremor)
  • Runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Increased salivation.
  • Chest pain
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Heart palpitations (feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart)
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Nervousness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dry mouth
  • Insomnia or fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Low blood potassium (hypokalemia)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose on Symbicort, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Symbicort Overdose for more information.)
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