Symbicort® (budesonide and formoterol) is a prescription medicine approved for treating asthma and COPD. It comes in a metered-dose inhaler and is typically used twice a day, with 12 hours between doses. Symbicort inhl is an abbreviation of Symbicort inhaler.
The Symbicort inhaler contains a beta agonist (which stimulates the muscles around airways) and an inhaled steroid (which decreases inflammation in the airways). Both of these drugs can help improve breathing and prevent asthma attacks.
Even though most people tolerate Symbicort well, side effects are possible. In clinical studies, some of the most commonly reported side effects included upper respiratory tract infections, headache, and throat pain.
(Click Symbicort for information on how to use the inhaler properly, to find out what other side effects may occur during treatment, and to learn more about the effects of Symbicort.)