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Asthma is the common chronic (medicine) inflammatory disease of the bronchi characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, revers...
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Albuterol 19,874 Prednisone 17,034 Ventolin 13,507
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Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ...
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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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Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ...
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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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After that, I got a nebulizer, which has helped me...
" ...see your Doctor and ask about going on prednisone. Several years ...was also taking Symbicort, but I ...course of prednisone. After that, I got a nebulizer, which has helped me tremend... "

back on Prednisone. I hate this medicine so much it gives...
" prednisone again Well just got back from the doctor's. He put me back on Prednisone. I hate this medicine so much it gives ...of side effects. He also put me on Symbicort which I have never... "

5 day 40mg course of Pred. It helped a little but tonight I...
" ...was reduced from 400/12 Symbicort to 200/6 last autumn without experiencing problems. This last month has been awful though since a bad cold and last week ...40mg course of Pred. It helped a lit... "

seem to need the prednisone to really feel good. Anyone...
" ...a few round of prednisone and symbicort inhaler along ...I am still using the symbicort inhaler and the singulair. It seems I always seem to need the prednisone to really feel good. Anyone els... "

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I am now down to 15mg Pred but reduce very slowly. One...
" ...by the RBH. I am now down to 15mg Pred but reduce very slowly. One mg ...significant improvement. I also use Symbicort 400 3 times a ...anything - its only when I stop or lower the pred that... "

so my doctor put me on 10mg prednisone for 8 days, while...
" ...majorly, so my doctor put me on 10mg prednisone for 8 days, while at the same time putting me on Symbicort (and also at ...me to get thrush, even though I was rinsing my mouth after symbicort. I... "

I hate Prednisone not good for you. My peak flow's...
" ...effects? I haven't had any side effects at all using Symbicort. I've been rinsing my mouth after using my Symbicort. It's working & opening ...I hate Prednisone not good for you. My... "

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in sep.2013....then took prednisone ...it helped a lot with...
" ...sep.2013....then took prednisone ...it helped a lot ...were terrible...I'm now on symbicort...and alvesco...plus stomach ...prednisone unfortunately when you go off prednisone side effects... "

was having to take the prednisone packet about every month...
" ...also take symbicort, I get along ...I was having to take the prednisone packet about every month ...pulmonologist who determined that I had asthma. So far the symbicort has worked very well,... "

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same boat. He gave me pred, and many refills. Bless him,...
" ...him, he knows that I know when to use it. Symbicort has been keeping me quite healthy, and I have a 3 month supply at any given time. But between the hot humid weather and the virus/cold/crud,... "

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