Symbicort Turbuhaler® is approved and recommended as an Anti-Inflammatory Reliever and a Preventer, to both relieve and help prevent asthma symptoms across any level of asthma. †1,4
So, when you relieve your asthma symptoms with the Symbicort inhaler, you’ll also help to prevent asthma attacks in the future.1
Asthma is a common, long-term condition where the airways are very sensitive to anything that irritates them, making it harder to breathe.2
If you have asthma, your airways become swollen or inflamed, which is the underlying cause of asthma. Even when you can’t feel your symptoms, the swelling and inflammation might still be there.2
The common symptoms of asthma (wheezing, breathlessness, cough or a tight chest) are caused by the constricting of muscles around your airways.2
Not treating the inflammation in your airways, the underlying cause of asthma, can lead to increased risk of serious asthma attacks.2,4
Asthma has commonly been treated with two types of inhaler.
SABA reliever inhalers are designed to provide immediate relief from the muscle-tightening symptoms by relaxing the muscles around the airways. These are called SABAs (Short-acting beta-2-agonist) and include Ventolin®, SalAir®, Respigen™ and Bricanyl®.2
Preventer inhalers are designed to reduce the underlying inflammation that causes asthma symptoms and make the airways less sensitive to asthma triggers.2
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).
If you use your reliever more than twice a week (or more than 3 reliever canisters a year), your asthma may not be well controlled and your treatment plan should be reviewed by your doctor.5
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 and help prevent asthma attacks.
Symbicort can be used as needed:
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.1 No separate blue or white reliever inhaler is needed.