Symbicort for Children

Symbicort® (budesonide and formoterol) is a prescription medicine licensed to treat asthma and COPD. It comes in an inhaler and is typically used twice a day.
 
This is a controller medication, used to help prevent asthma attacks but not to treat an attack once it has occurred. Everyone who takes this drug should also have a rescue medication available, such as an albuterol inhaler, for emergency situations.
 
Healthcare providers can only prescribe Symbicort for children ages 12 and older. It is important to know that Symbicort is a combination product that contains an inhaled steroid, which may slightly slow down the growth of children or teenagers.
 
(Click Symbicort Uses to learn more about Symbicort for children, for more information on how this medication works, and to find out if there are any off-label uses.)
 
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