Most asthma relievers treat the immediate symptoms of
asthma but don’t help reduce inflammation of the airways,
an underlying cause3 of those symptoms.
Symbicort Turbuhaler® does both.1
It can be used as an Anti-Inflammatory Reliever
and a Preventer, to both relieve and help prevent
asthma symptoms across any level of asthma.†2,5
So when you relieve your asthma symptoms with the
Symbicort inhaler, you can also help to prevent asthma attacks.2
Asthma is a common, long-term condition where the airways are very sensitive to anything that irritates them, making it harder to breathe.4
The common symptoms of asthma (wheezing, breathlessness, coughing or a tight chest) are caused by the constricting of muscles around your airways.4
If you have asthma, your airways become swollen or inflamed, which is an underlying cause of asthma symptoms. Even when you can’t feel your symptoms, the swelling and inflammation might still be there.4
It’s important for asthma patients to treat both the symptoms (airway tightening) and what causes them (the underlying inflammation).3
Asthma has commonly been treated with two types of inhaler.
SABA reliever inhalers are designed to provide immediate relief from the muscle-tightening symptoms of asthma by relaxing the muscles around the airways. Types of SABA reliever include Ventolin®, SalAir®, Respigen™ and Bricanyl®.4
Preventer inhalers are designed to reduce inflammation in the airways, an underlying cause of asthma symptoms, and help make airways less sensitive to asthma triggers.4
Often doctors prescribe both treatments to someone with asthma, but some patients with mild and occasional asthma symptoms just receive a short acting reliever (SABA).
The Asthma + Respiratory Foundation NZ has released its 2020 Adolescent & Adult Asthma Guidelines, for the management of all levels of asthma.
According to these new guidelines, use of SABA alone is no longer recommended for long term asthma management.7
Speak to your doctor to find out more.
Symbicort Anti-Inflammatory Reliever +/- maintenance is a combination preventer and reliever that can treat all levels of asthma.†
Symbicort is suitable for all levels of asthma.†
Symbicort is both an Anti-Inflammatory Reliever and
This means Symbicort can relieve asthma symptoms now and help prevent asthma attacks.2
To treat immediate symptoms, Symbicort can be used as needed:
To treat a hidden cause of those symptoms, Symbicort can also be used:
If you use Symbicort as your preventer, you will not need a separate reliever inhaler for the relief of symptoms, as Symbicort is a fast-acting anti-inflammatory reliever as well.2 No separate blue or white reliever inhaler is needed.