Were you looking for information about Symbicort? Simbacort is a common misspelling of Symbicort.
Symbicort® (budesonide and formoterol) is a prescription drug approved for the prevention of asthma symptoms. It is also approved for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This combination medication works by relaxing the muscles around the airways and reducing inflammation.
Symbicort comes in the form of a metered-dose inhaler and is typically used twice a day. If you do not take the drug as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
While most people tolerate this drug well, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects reported with this medicine include sore throat, headaches, runny nose, and thrush.
(Click Symbicort for more detailed information, including an explanation of how it works, dosing guidelines, and what you should tell your healthcare provider prior to taking Symbicort. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)