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(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), '''chronic obst...
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Common COPD treatments discussed around the web
Prednisone 1,592 Spiriva 1,500 Advair 1,421
83,352 conversations around the web about COPD to help you make a decision
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Advair
VS.
Symbicort
Other name: Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Fluticasone-Salmeterol)
Other name: Budesonide-Formoterol (Budesonide-Formoterol)
8 / 10
Satisfaction
8 / 10
Satisfaction
25,786
Discussions around the web
Discussions
8,557
Discussions around the web
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Asthma
COPD
Emphysema
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Asthma
COPD
Emphysema
Prescribing mode:
Rx
Prescribing mode:
Rx
fluticasone/salmeterol is a formulation containing fluticasone propionate and salmeterol used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline under various trade names including Advair...
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Budesonide/formoterol is a combination formulation containing budesonide and formoterol used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the EU. Budesonide acts reducing and preventing respiratory tract inflammation, w...
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Top Concerns
Adv
Weight Gain
9
Thrush
7
Tiredness
5
Anxiety
5
GERD
4
Breathing Problems
4
Depression
4
Hoarseness
4
Sinus Infections
3
Insomnia
3
Top Concerns
Sym
Weight Gain
6
Tiredness
6
Thrush
5
Anxiety
4
Chest Tightness
4
Chest Pain
3
Cramping
3
Hoarseness
3
GERD
3
Breathing Problems
3
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Adv
Symbicort
Sym
Weight Gain
Adv
Sym
9
6
Thrush
Adv
Sym
7
5
Tiredness
Adv
Sym
5
6
Anxiety
Adv
Sym
5
4
GERD
Adv
Sym
4
3
Breathing Problems
Adv
Sym
4
3
Depression
Adv
Sym
4
0
Hoarseness
Adv
Sym
4
3
Sinus Infections
Adv
Sym
3
0
Insomnia
Adv
Sym
3
0
Weight Gain
Sym
Adv
6
9
Tiredness
Sym
Adv
6
5
Thrush
Sym
Adv
5
7
Anxiety
Sym
Adv
4
5
Chest Tightness
Sym
Adv
4
0
Chest Pain
Sym
Adv
3
0
Cramping
Sym
Adv
3
0
Hoarseness
Sym
Adv
3
4
GERD
Sym
Adv
3
4
Breathing Problems
Sym
Adv
3
4
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About Advair
fluticasone/salmeterol is a formulation containing fluticasone propionate and salmeterol used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline under various trade names including Advair...
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About Symbicort
Budesonide/formoterol is a combination formulation containing budesonide and formoterol used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the EU. Budesonide acts reducing and preventing respiratory tract inflammation, w...
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" ...is the better: Advair Discus, or Budesonide for COPD (emphysema)? Hello lplank. I have COPD and ...Spiriva. I did use the Advair, however have found that Spi... "

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" ...on 1/6/12. got better breathing almost immediately. Now my mouth is getting raw on insides like thrush. Same as on Advair. Also wheezing still and coughing.Feels like lungs are itching if possibl... "

" ...weeks ago after Advair wasn't working well enough, even though I ...Since I've been on Symbicort I've had a chronic stomach pain, been drowsy all day, having terrible mood swings and fits of rag... "

" ...spacer with the advair. I'm sure that ...a lot. However, I'm doing well with the symbicort so I'll remain ...not one of my strong points!) On the increase in appetite issue with advair, well,... "

" ...son has been on Symbicort for over a year - all is well. He was switched... "

" ...am now back on the advair. When on the symbicort I was really struggling to get a breath in and felt very weak and my ...the advair causes thrush in my mouth, my breathing is so much better and... "

" ...have asthma not COPD so I ...since I switched my breathing has been much better. Even though the advair was helping I did feel hoarse(My throat) all the ...on the Symbicort, I do get hoarse f... "

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" ...bronchiectasis and PF) I have had hoarseness, and a dryer, raspier voice ever since going on meds last summer. First I was on symbicort, then lower dose advair and now higher dose advair.... "

" ...when I experience my problems with Advair, there have been ...Years Old and have been, using COPD meds for approx ...rescue Inhalalor, and recently prescribe Spriva, and Symbicort by my Pulm ... "

" ...Why are they switching him to Symbicort? To see if ...guess what, I still got the thrush from the Symbicort. So I just switched back to Advair because I think it worked better. The only... "

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