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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), '''chronic obst...
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Advair vs Symbicort for COPD

Advair
VS.
Symbicort
Other name: Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Fluticasone-Salmeterol)
Other name: Budesonide-Formoterol (Budesonide-Formoterol)
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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
8
Tiredness
6
Anxiety
5
GERD
5
Breathing Problems
4
Hoarseness
4
Depression
4
Sinus Infections
3
Insomnia
3
Top Concerns
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Weight Gain
7
Tiredness
6
Thrush
6
Anxiety
5
Chest Tightness
4
Chest Pain
4
Hoarseness
3
Cramping
3
GERD
3
Breathing Problems
3
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Sym
6
6
Anxiety
Adv
Sym
5
5
GERD
Adv
Sym
5
3
Breathing Problems
Adv
Sym
4
3
Hoarseness
Adv
Sym
4
3
Depression
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Sinus Infections
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Insomnia
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Weight Gain
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Adv
7
9
Tiredness
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Adv
6
6
Thrush
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8
Anxiety
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Chest Tightness
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Chest Pain
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Adv
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0
Hoarseness
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4
Cramping
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GERD
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Adv
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5
Breathing Problems
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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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se the Advair, however have found that Spirvia works better....
" Symbicort - What is the better: Advair Discus, or Budesonide for COPD (emphysema)? Hello lplank. I have COPD and found the combination ...Combivent along with... "

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Now my mouth is getting raw on insides like thrush...
" Began Symbicort 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... "

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pain, been drowsy all day, having terrible mood swings...
" ...2 weeks ago after Advair wasn't working well enough, even though I felt just great on advair. Since I've been on Symbicort I've had a chronic stomach pain, been drowsy all day, having terrible mood... "

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

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

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was really struggling to get a breath in and felt very weak...
" Pete, I 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 breathing was ...on anything. Although the advair causes thrush in my... "

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clear on the Symbicort, I do get hoarse from time to time...
" ...I only have asthma not COPD so I can't speak ...but since I switched my breathing has been much better. Even though the advair was helping I did feel hoarse(My throat) all the time, ...more clear on the... "

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summer. First I was on symbicort, then lower dose advair...
" I'm on Advair (have COPD, 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 high... "

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and recently prescribe Spriva, and Symbicort by my Pulm...
" ...did when I experience my problems with Advair, there have been related ...59 Years Old and have been, using COPD meds for approx 2.5 ...rescue Inhalalor, and recently prescribe Spriva, and Symbicort by my... "

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

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